Bin-handling robot

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

AutoStore’s new  R5+ robot can handle bins as big as 425 mm, the tallest 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.

“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.” 

The R5+ will be capable of continuous operation.