Connecting places outside a robot's reach to the AutoStore Grid
In some AutoStore configurations, Grids are installed on one floor while picking happens on another as a way to optimize use of existing space. The SwingPort workstation provides the reach needed to support this design.
The SwingPort extends bin reachability to points inaccessible to the robots, moving Bins from one floor to another. Using two rotating arms to move Bins, one Bin is presented to the operator while the second Bin is in a waiting position on the opposite side.
A swing movement with two Bin buckets is technically balanced and with reduced complexity for smooth operations. The movement and technical solution have been refined and tested several million times, both at AutoStore labs and at live installations.
With an exchange time of 3 seconds, SwingPort users remain busy throughout the workday. User safety and comfort have all been taken into consideration to create an ergonomic and ideal work environment . The Bin opening is shielded from the user with a hatch to provide high safety and noise reduction.
The SwingPort's furniture is setting the standard for a new era in AutoStore port design. The top plate is made of Kerrock, a non-porous, chemical-resistant, and flame-retardant material with the look and feel of stone.
We offer a wide-side handling SwingPort only.
The lift module can be delivered in 5.5 meters (18 feet), 11 meters (36 feet), or 16.5 meters (54 feet) and adjusted on site to the correct height.
SwingPorts need at least two cells between each other, both in the x and y direction. When they are placed two cells apart in the x direction, they must be facing opposite directions to leave space for the picker.
As with each AutoStore port, each SwingPort has its own port firmware.
Yes, changes of a transferred task or task groups to AutoStore are possible, but each change later on may have negative influence on the speed and efficiency of the system, as the system may already have used robot resources to prepare that bin.
Consumer behavior has changed; supply chains have not. Let's talk today to see how the SwingPort can help enhance and improve your AutoStore system.