Product News: AutoGuide’s Mobile ASRS

Sept. 9, 2020
Promises to bring autonomous, accurate storage and retrieval to warehouses.

AutoGuide Mobile Robots announced the AutoGuide Mobile Autonomous Storage and Retrieval System (Mobile ASRS), which they claim can reinvent traditional automated storage and retrieval systems to deliver a cost-effective option for warehouses and manufacturing facilities of all sizes.

“It’s time for ASRS to be untethered, autonomous and accessible for all warehouses and manufacturing facilities,” said Rob Sullivan, president & CEO, AutoGuide. “With our Mobile ASRS, what used to be automated and heavy is now autonomous and light. Mobile ASRS can be rolled out in a matter of weeks—not months—and bring autonomous efficiency to smaller footprints across the facility floor, from staging and buffering zones to lineside. This can lead to an extremely fast ROI.” 

AutoGuide Mobile ASRS promises to deliver precision inventory management without complex, costly infrastructure installations. Mobile ASRS works with existing racking systems and pallets. In addition, AutoGuide AMRs bring facility-wide freedom to automation strategies, according to their maker, so facility managers don’t have to restrict storage and retrieval operations to specific, crane-only zones.

SurePath Enterprise software, included with Mobile ASRS, defines the most efficient travel route for each job. It also includes inventory-management software that connects with existing warehouse management system (WMS) and inventory management applications to keep precise track of all inventory and facility-specific storage requirements.

“Human error in inventory management is both common and costly,” Sullivan said. “With Mobile ASRS, digital inventory control helps eliminate storage and retrieval errors—and the associated fines—in putaway, picking, and shipping processes.”