The 24/7 Worker
Globally, customer buying behaviors and expectations are growing beyond the capabilities of conventional material handling systems. Being down for even five minutes is costing money. The AutoStore system has a global uptime of 99.7%. Even when warehouses are closed or undergoing expansions, Robots work 24 hours a day, picking through Bins and bringing the required ones to the top.
AutoStore knows the importance of reliability and warehouse availability. Through our technological innovation, we have built our reputation on reliability.
Statistics from hundreds of AutoStore systems show a 99.7% uptime and our customers have achieved a mean time between failures (MTBF) of over 3,000 hours. The key to this unrivaled uptime and MTBF is our philosophy of creating and using independently controlled modules.
Each system module works independently and can be serviced without shutting down the full system, a feature unique in the warehouse automation industry.
AutoStore is always evaluating and correcting. Our software module XHandler is constantly checking the system, running self-diagnostic troubleshooting, and taking preventive action. This feature optimizes system performance and minimizes the need for manual work.
In the event that the XHandler is unable to automatically resolve an issue, the control software can temporarily isolate the affected area while keeping the system running.
If the issue is caused by human error, (e.g. overfilling a Bin), our Bin ResQ™ Robot can automatically fetch the affected bin, ensuring smooth operations and no system down time.
These are key measures for maintaining uptime, and the system stop will only be used as a last resort.
Today's consumers expect fast and reliable service. With those expectations growing, downtime is unacceptable and out-of-stocks are virtually out of the question. AutoStore is designed to ensure you have 100% access to your stock 100% of the time.
Consumer behavior has changed; supply chains have not. Let's talk today to see how AutoStore can build resilience in your operations and let you stand out from your competitors.