Circuit board manufacturer Note has contracted Element Logic to install a warehouse automation system, with this installation being its smallest in Sweden to date.
The warehouse automation specialist is the world’s largest partner for AutoStore, a developer of a modular robotics solution for the storage and retrieval of goods.
The selected AutoStore solution was implemented to reduce space and costs while optimising the entire production line, according to a Note spokesperson.
The bin-based system was developed to enable a scalable and space-efficient warehouse that fulfils all the customer’s efficiency requirements for production and production planning.
The solution, which – as mentioned – is Element Logic’s smallest such project in terms of the number of bins and footprint – also reportedly handles the most items (4.5 million) compared with all other domestic installations.
Adding to this, Karin Nichols, managing director at Note Torsby AB, said: “We chose AutoStore from Element Logic to get a scalable and space-efficient warehouse that meets all our efficiency needs in both production and production planning.”
The AutoStore-solution has been running for six months and it supplies the production line with printed circuit boards by picking out items that are going on to production.
The system is based on the product being delivered to the picker and not the other way around, with picking robots and stacked bins working together in a framework.
The automated solution is also scalable, with Note saying it can upscale production if needed in the future.
“The technology is already in place and is an established efficiency solution in e-commerce. Now the production industry has also opened its eyes to the opportunities and enormous potential,” said Thomas Karlsson, managing director, Element Logic Sweden.