The UltraBot IE robotic automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) from Integrated Systems Design, Wixom, Mich., offers goods-to-person delivery of totes, boxes and cases to high-speed workstations for order picking, consolidation, replenishment, returns, sorting and work-in-progress in refrigerated and frozen food applications.

The UltraBot IE offers 99.9%+ accuracy levels and can provide up to 85% improved space savings when compared to other systems.  

The UltraBot IE AS/RS works by way of 2- or 3-tiered horizontal carousels and a robotic inserter/extractor, which moves up and down the front of the carousels, automatically retrieving and replenishing items as it goes. Retrieved items are delivered to a conveyor, where they are routed to workstations for picking or buffering. An integrated pick-to-light system assures accuracy. Completed orders are automatically taken from the workstation and routed to the next workstation or zone for further processing or back to the UltraBot IE for storage into the carousels.

A single UltraBot IE can process up to eight transactions per minute, 480 per hour. A 3-unit system can handle up to 1,440 transactions per hour. By combining multiple tiers of horizontal carousels, even higher throughput is possible. Emphasis on non-proprietary components ensures easy maintenance and lower cost of ownership.

Integrated Systems Design, a subsidiary of Andersen Material Handling