Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS)

Customer : Automotive Components Manufacturer
Segment : Automotive

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The requirement was to provide Automated Material Handling System. Components had to be picked or placed in the Storage areas.

Storage system consisted of multiple floors, with multiple rows and columns. Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) had to be controlled and monitored to search the exact vacant location for placing the beams, as well as manage the retrieval from specific location.

KEY POINTS
  • Every location is visible on the HMI / SCADA screens, to display vacant slots.
  • To control the AGVs we used S7 300 CPU and Drivers
  • Communication system between AGVs and Control System was designed through WLAN system.
BENEFITS
  • Optimum usage of space.
  • Dust and Noise pollution eliminated, as compared to systems that used cranes for pick and place operations.
  • Time saving.
  • Accuracy.
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