WITRON, Arlington Heights, Ill., introduced a high-performance automated storage retrieval system crane.

This fully-networked, intelligent controlled system was specifically designed for continuous operation of fresh and frozen foods in high-volume distribution centers, e-commerce operations and food distribution channels. 

With a conveying speed of over 6 m/s, an acceleration of more than 4 m/s2 and a lifting speed of 3 m/s, these cranes can transport totes, trays or corrugated boxes with a payload of 200 kg per cycle. They can move up to eight transport units at the same time, and feature two highly dynamic and innovative loading device units per vehicle. This allows for simultaneous storage and retrieval operations. Plus, each crane is capable of moving up to 600 transport units per hour thanks to WITRON’s intelligent and sophisticated software.