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Autostore – From dimensioning and workplace design to a finished tender document

Autostore`s automated small parts warehouses are already being used in many industries to map small parts storage in the most space-efficient way possible and to accommodate the new storage structure in existing buildings. We developed with our customer a tender document for an Autostore at their site and distributed them to suppliers. The key points in the tender document are similar to those for conventional Automated Small Parts Warehouses. The required storage spaces and the desired dynamics are determined using historical data and the growth forecast. In this project, however, the special features of an Autostore were also considered and a selection of which robots and which bins should be used was considered, as well as the connection of the storage and retrieval bins to conveyor technology in order to realize a more performant picking than with the standard modules. In addition, we defined the requirements for a possible building extension. The evenness of the floor and the accessibility to the Autostore are here of central importance.