Frequently Asked Questions


What is the weight limit for a Bin?

Maximum load today is 30 kg (66 lbs).

Are the bins ESD secured?

We have both Bin types available in the 220 mm and 330 mm sizes:

  • PP ESD (black)
  • Standard, non-antistatic HDPE (grey)

At this time, the 425 mm is only available in HDPE (non-ESD) Bin type.

Are the bins waterproof in respect to leakage?

Yes, up to 25 mm (0.98 inches) under the top corner of the bin.

Is it possible to put different products into one bin?

Yes. AutoStore Bins are also prepared for the usage of physical and adjustable dividers which insert into the bin to create multiple compartments (up to 32). It is up to the WMS to administrate and maintain the content of the Bins (stock/SKU).

Is it possible to put heavier loads into the bin than the maximum 30 kg (66 lbs)? How does the system deal with this?

No, this could cause errors in the system. Sensors at the port will keep the system from accepting an overweight Bin.

Is it possible to remove a bin from the grid at the filling/picking station?

It is possible to take Bins out of the system at "transfer" ports, but the Bins need to be handled in a controlled, closed environment (e.g. a conveyor loop) to reduce risk of Bin damage.

What are the inner dimensions of the bins?

Approximate inside dimensions:

  • 220 mm Bin (Small): 600 x 400 x 200 mm (23.6 x 15.75 x 7.9 in)
  • 330 mm Bin (Medium): 600 x 400 x 310 mm (23.6 x 15.75 x 12.2 in)
  • 425 mm Bin (Tall): 600 x 400 x 400 mm (23.6 x 15.75 x 15.75 in)

Is a lid available for the top of each Bin?

It is not an official AutoStore module at present, but we are developing a new bin with a lid.

Can R5 handle 425 mm bin?

No. R5 is too short to handle the 425 mm bin.

Which Bin sizes are suitable for the R5 and B1?

R5 can access and transport the 220 mm and 330 mm bins.

B1 can access and transport the 220 mm, 330 mm, and the 425mm bins.

With the taller Bins, how many layers of Bins can the system handle?

The taller 425 mm bin implies the customers can use 13 layers of bins for storage. This is a slightly higher grid in total – 6,044 mm (19.8 ft) from floor to top tracks.

Which additional products are better suited for the increased bin size of 425 mm?

Key products accommodated with the taller 425mm bins are footwear and semiconductors.

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