Service options - Fully automated loading and retrieval
Storage options - Single position storage with 1 or 2 positions in depth - Multi-position storage
Surface/volume utilisation - Very high
Order picking installations based on the goods-to-operator principle are increasingly integrated into total logistic systems. The most common system is automated bin storage system with individual positions for bins or for trays which are either loaded with several bins or equipped with dividers.
These installations are serviced by picking trucks which by their light weight construction and up-to-date control systems achieve a high performance ratio. This ensures continuous supply to work stations with goods to be picked and the uninterrupted return of bin s to their storage location.
Automated bin storage systems are most frequently used in warehouses stocking many small size items of which only a limited quantity is picked at any one time.
For the sake of comparison, both installations are equipped with standard containers sized 600 x 400 x 220 mm.
Both installations have a storage capacity of some 3700 containers handled long side on. In the automated bin storage system installation shown here, containers are stocked double deep.
In our example, the automated bin storage system installation occupies 20% less floor space than the system installation.
The optimum ergonomic layout of the picking area in front of the automated bin storage system installation reduces information and picking times. Almost no walking is required for order pickers which reduces travel times considerably.
Conventional two-tier system installation
Automated bin storage system installation
System height 4800 mm 12 storage levels
Storage system height 4800 mm 12 storage levels
General advantages of Automated Bin Storage Systems
Goods-to-operator principle reduces access times: no walking, lifting, putting down etc.
Optimum utilisation of available warehouse height; high storage density = high storage capacity in a minimum of space
Modern warehouse management systems along with generally applied organisational procedures guarantee a very good availability of all product lines. Permanent stock control.
Every reference is directly accessible; high picking performance
Automated in- and outfeeding allows convenient handling even of heavy-weight storage units
Closed system prevents unauthorised access to goods
Specific advantages of NBSS Automated Bin Storage Systems
Uprights can be supplied 30 mm, 45 mm and 60 mm wide for an optimum adaptation to different bay load requirements and building constraints
Beams can be adjusted in 6.25 mm increments which allows maximum utilisation of the building height
Strict adherence set up for production and assembly of automated bin storage system installations ensures troublefree operation and maximum operational safety
Integration of sophisticated live storage system technology into the automated bin storage system allows direct order picking from NBSS installations
Single source purchasing of storage system + bins and containers
Short-term delivery together with professional project implementation
Automated Storage System installation complete with bins
Automated Storage System installation with steel trays and collars