This is done by use of shuttle vehicles moved within the racks and interacting with storage and retrieval machines.
The handover stations can be made more dynamic to increase output in automatic small-parts storage (ASRS). The system shows not only higher throughputs but also saves resources. The novel drive and communications technologies guarantee low-maintenance and a high availability operation.
The DHS system connects the storage and retrieval machines with the shuttle technology. The shuttles move within the rack, e.g. below the first shelf level, while the ASRS acts in the aisle as usual. This allows the P&D Station to move closer to the ASRS machine as required by the warehouse operation. The shuttles serve the goods to be stored and removed to the storage and retrieval machines. This considerably reduces the average running distances of the cranes and increases system throughput while lowering energy consumption. This solution includes the standard components from the GEBHARDT product portfolio. In addition to the conventional storage and retrieval machines or the GEBHARDT Cheetah, StoreBiter 300 OLS Shuttles are used.