Bins

Container. Box. Inventory holder.

More than a box

Like blocks, Bins are stacked next to and on top of each other within the Grid. These durable containers hold the inventory. Strong construction and gentle robot handling make them last forever.

Bins

Special and Standard

All goods are stored in standardized, specially designed plastic containers called "Bins." Every single Bin is identified by a unique number stored in the AutoStore Controller database and repeated with a label on the bin itself. The system knows the location of every bin and all they contain.

100% Access

Any robot can collect any bin and deliver it to any port.

Multiple Sizes

Three bin heights provide flexibility to fit your storage needs.
Different sizes and material

The size that's right for you

Bins are available in three sizes. The tallest (425 mm) is for use with B1 robots. Each Bin can be subdivided using moveable dividers to hold multiple product categories, increasing your storage capacity.

3

Sizes

Bins are 220- , 330-
and 425-mm-tall.
32

Sections

Use moveable dividers to subdivide a bin.
Strong construction

Durable and long-lasting

Manufactured of either HDPE or anti-static PP-ESD, the AutoStore Bin is stackable and engineered to withstand hundreds of thousands of movements over years of service. Bins are so strong, in fact, that the world's first AutoStore warehouse at Elotec in Norway is still using the Bins first installed in 2005.

5.4 m / 17.7 ft

Maximum stack storage height

5,966
Number of bins in continuous rotation at Elotec since 2005

Technical Specification

Available Sizes

220 mm, 330 mm, and 425 mm

Max Stack Storage

24 bins, 16 bins, and 14 bins

Weight Limit

All bin sizes have a limit of 30 kg (66 lbs).
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weight limit for each Bin?

All Bins have a max load of 30 kg (66 pounds).

Is it possible to put different products in one Bin?

Yes. Moveable dividers are available for bins to provide up to 32 compartments per bin. It is up to the WMS to administrate and maintain Bin contents (stock/SKU) and its location within the bin.

Can there be a lid on top of each Bin?

It is not an official AutoStore module at present, but a bin with a lid is in development.

Is it possible to put more weight in the Bin than the maximum? If not, how does the system deal with this?

No, weight sensors in the port would not allow the bin to move into the system.

Are the bins waterproof to leakage?

Yes, up to 25 mm (1 inch) from the top.

All FAQs

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