Automated storage and retrieval systems, also known as ASRS, are designed for automated storage and retrieval of products, parts, and items with better precision, speed, and accuracy than manual retrieval. Automated storage solutions help manufacturing, warehouses, and distribution centers compete in a time of rapid technological advances.


Twinlode Automation integrates and implements unit load ASRS for warehouse facilities in cold storage, food, beverage and other industries. We have decades of industry experience optimizing the supply chain.

Types of ASRS We Offer

The types of ASRS racking systems include:


  • Unit-load
  • Mini-load
  • Vertical lift modules (VLM)
  • Shuttles
  • Horizontal carousels
  • Vertical carousels
  • Cube-based storage


These automated storage solutions can be combined to create unique solutions.

Automated Storage and Retrieval System for distribution center

Interested to know how an ASRS can increase efficiency in your facility? Contact us today for more information.

ROI & Cost Of ASRS Systems

An efficient ASRS system provides significant cost savings to companies by minimizing the number of products in manual storage locations and maximizing the organization of the contents inside a warehouse. The cost of ASRS system implementation requires upfront costs for purchasing the system, completing system design and analysis, and possibly reconfiguring the facility to fit the system.


When compared to traditional pallet rack solutions, the cost of an ASRS can be significantly higher due to several factors:


  • Robotics: The cost of ASRS technology depends on the chosen type. Factors that increase the price of ASRS include system size, environment, stored products, machine controls, and required throughput.
  • Software and controls: Software capabilities vary between automated storage solutions, with some offering more inventory control and order picking options.
  • Warehouse controls system (WCS): A WCS is customized software for your storage system that communicates between robot programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and your warehouse management system (WMS). Each WCS must be designed and tested thoroughly prior to implementation to ensure proper transportation of inventory.


Despite the higher investment for an automated storage and retrieval system, these systems can deliver incredible ROI by lowering operational costs, providing exceptional throughput, and yielding high density storage capability for your application.

Benefits of ASRS Racking


The benefits of automated storage systems include:


  • More accurate tracking of inventory
  • Increased storage density
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved ergonomics
  • Increased throughput

Other Automated Solutions

Automated robotic palletizing and depalletizing systems in action, efficiently handling product stacking and destacking

(Images courtesy of NūMove Robotics & Vision)

ASRS Used In Warehouse Automation

Request A Quote For Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems


The automated storage solutions at Twinlode Automation help warehouses work faster and more efficiently to reduce operational costs and keep up with demand. We have more than 40 years of industry experience and offer professional services for design, consultation, and implementation.


Request a quote for ASRS solutions for your warehouse by contacting us online.