Still needs people to feed the bots , does not look cost effective .
Bastian Solutions (9 days ago)
Hi Mark. AutoStore is not the right fit for every facility and operation, but it can be quite cost effective. It has low power consumption, optimizes a facility's square footage, and most importantly, helps make operators more efficient and comfortable. Instead of operators walking miles around a facility, AutoStore robots bring goods directly to them. The system can also be easily expanded as a company grows.
vBDKv (24 days ago)
This is pretty cool. I've seen it in action and it works flawless.
Gomwolf (1 month ago)
It means we will lose more job.
Bastian Solutions (1 month ago)
We understand your concern, and know that you’re not alone in worrying about automation replacing jobs. However, warehouses and distribution centers have struggled to fill job openings for years, and it is only expected to get worse. Demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply, mostly due to e-commerce growth and the record-low unemployment rate. Automation helps companies continue operations uninterrupted when they can’t find enough workers.
The kinds of jobs available will also change as automation adoption increases. As repetitive, risky, and ergonomically unfriendly jobs become automated, the jobs available for humans will be safer, easier, and more productive.
Throughout history, technological innovations have always changed the kinds of jobs that are available, but people have always adapted because of the improvements technology provides. It will be the same with industrial automation!
If you'd like to learn more, here are some links about the warehouse labor shortage and the changes automation will have on jobs in supply chain:
Dmitrii Vladimirov (1 month ago)
Hi, I have several questions:
1) How deep down the robot can dig? Can it dig the crate from the lowest level? If so, how?
2) After the crate was picked, robot takes it to the lift which takes it down for picking the order? And then the crate is moved up again by lift?
Bastian Solutions (1 month ago)
Yes, the robot can dig up a bin at the lowest level. If a bin is buried beneath other bins, a robot stages the extra bins on top of the grid until it retrieves the desired bin toward the bottom. The robot then takes that bin to the edge of the grid and delivers it to the operator fulfilling the order. As the bin is delivered, another AutoStore robot cleans up the staged bins on top of the grid by returning them to their original position. The bin is delivered to an operator by the robot the same way a bin is picked and stored within the grid. Overtime, the AutoStore self-profiles with slower moving items go to the bottom of the grid and faster movers migrating to the top. Please visit our website or contact us if you'd like more information: https://www.bastiansolutions.com/solutions/technology/goods-to-person/autostore
Joseph Russel Timpug Ison (2 months ago)
Looks like many of us will be robot technicians in the future as workers or business owners 😐
Butcher Bee (24 days ago)
And I love it, sounds awesome to me.
More time to do what "we" want. Correction.
booger king (2 months ago)
So everytime you need to take a bin from the bottom, you have to take/remove the bins on top?
Butcher Bee (1 month ago)
+Bastian Solutions, awesome, absolutely amazing.
I love automation.
DLY (2 months ago)
Lol still faster than the old warehouse system. Most importantly no need for human labour.
Bastian Solutions (2 months ago)
Hello there, AutoStore bins do have to be dug out from the bottom at times. However, fast moving items naturally migrate to the top, and the slow movers to the bottom of the grid. When a robot needs to reach a tote at the bottom, it places the top bins off to the side, while the rest of the robots move around the stack. The AutoStore robot then replaces the stacked bins back in their respective column. Additionally, robots can be programmed to pre-dig bottom totes to save time. You can learn more by visiting our website: https://www.bastiansolutions.com/solutions/technology/goods-to-person/autostore