AutoStore, a warehouse automation company, announces the arrival of its R5+ Robot. The newest addition to the AutoStore Robot fleet will enable warehouses to manage larger items, thanks to the ability of the R5+ to handle Bins up to 425 mm, the tallest Bins available in the AutoStore system. Until now, this has been a premium feature possible only with AutoStore B1 Robot installations. The R5+ is now available for operations globally.
The R5+ will give customers the same confidence and first-class performance that has been proven by the R5 for over a decade — with a significant addition. AutoStore has now introduced a more economically competitive offer to companies operating in a wider variety of markets, such as footwear, semiconductors and other similar applications. The maximum Grid height for AutoStore customers utilizing the R5+ with 425 mm Bins will be slightly higher than a Grid with the R5 using 330 mm Bins, creating a Grid composed of 14 layers of Bins that is around 6,044 mm tall.
"Sometimes the simplest solutions make the biggest transformation," said Carlos Fernández, chief product officer at AutoStore. “We continue to innovate to help retailers improve the customer experience they offer. If there is one thing we've witnessed over the past two years, it is that the retail landscape, particularly in regard to e-commerce, has evolved to demand precision and speed. We're committed to supporting our customers in becoming even more competitive in high throughput applications.”
AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robot technology company that invented, and continues to pioneer, Cube Storage Automation — the densest product/inventory storage solution in existence. The company’s focus is to marry software and hardware with human abilities to create the future of warehousing. AutoStore is global, with more than 750 systems installed in over 40 countries over a wide range of industries. All sales are designed, installed and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators — which AutoStore calls “partners.” The company’s headquarters is in Nedre Vats (Norway), with offices also in Oslo (Norway), in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Korea and Japan.
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