Testing for the Future
Safety has always been paramount at AutoStore. Ensuring the safety and well-being of employees, products, and our systems in automated warehouses is absolutely crucial, which is why we’ve tested every system since our company began.
The regimen of tests we perform covers every potential safety risk associated with operating an automated warehouse, including electrical, fire, seismic, cybersecurity, temperature-controlled environments, as well as the impact of natural disasters on stock and operations.
Read below to see how we keep things running smoothly at all costs. For a deeper look into product safety when it comes to warehouse automation, download our e-book, Testing for the Future: Product Safety.
At AutoStore, we go the extra mile when it comes to validating the fire protection capabilities of the system. Our step-by-step procedure tackles each part of the system, starting with Bins, moving on to each individual module, and carefully working our way up to large-scale fire tests. We need to see the reality of the situation, which is why we've performed over 100 small-, medium-, and large-scale fire tests since 2009. Our painstaking testing process involves replicating a warehouse environment, constructing a life-sized version of the setup our clients might use, and replicating the fire’s journey to see how it behaves in the system.
As of today, AutoStore has an approval process covering multiple facets of its product portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. For AutoStore, it is imperative that all of our product approvals be tested, accepted, and certified by accredited organizations throughout the world, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Electrical Testing Labs/Intertek (ETL), LVD, EMC, RED, and the EU Machinery Directive.
All AutoStore devices are evaluated and certified by external, independent organizations with strong track records in their respective fields of expertise. Our product approval process covers 19 different areas. And we don’t stop there. Compliance is an essential and core component of our work, which is why we will continue our laser-like focus as new technologies emerge.
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.