Container. Box. Inventory holder.
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 mean they last forever.
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. The system knows the location of every Bin.
Manufactured of HDPE, PP-C 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 durable, the world's first AutoStore warehouse at Elotec in Norway still uses the Bins installed in 2005.
No, mixing different Bin sizes is not supported by AutoStore.
However, movable dividers offer the most efficient and flexible solution. They allow customers to easily create various-sized compartments in Bins and fully utilize the maximum internal storage volume.
Yes. Movable dividers are available for the 220- and 330-mm-tall bins for up to 32 compartments per Bin. The 425-mm-tall Bin can be divided into a maximum of 8 containers. It is up to the WMS to administrate and maintain Bin contents (stock/SKU) and their location within the Bin.
It is not an official AutoStore module at present, but a Bin with a lid is in development.
No, weight sensors in the port would not allow the Bin to move into the system.
Yes, up to 25 mm (1 inch) from the top.
Consumer behavior has changed; supply chains have not. Let's talk today to figure out the bin types and quantities you need to maintain speed and efficiency for your customers.