Autostore Warehouse Control System (WCS) is a proven automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) solution specifically designed to work with your existing warehouse management system (WMS).
While the WMS manages your higher-level stock inventory information, Autostore WCS controls how your warehouse crane and conveyor systems perform and respond - in concert and in real-time. Autostore WCS seamlessly integrates your automated equipment into a single, highly efficient transport network for optimised material flow control - directing, diverting, transferring or merging all and any type of transport unit, from pallets and paper reels to cartons and totes.
Autostore Warehouse Control System communicates with the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) aboard your automation equipment using industry-standard technology. This makes it ideal for greenfield ASRS sites and semi-automated warehouses - as well as for refurbished or expanded warehouses and multi-client 3PL warehousing operations.
You don't need to be running Autostore WMS - Autostore WCS integrates easily with your existing warehouse management system.
Decision point checks manage your destination routes for conveyors as well as for automated crane inputs while merge and crossroads management keep your transport locations and exits clear at all times.
Blockage alarms and load correction avoid lockups and keep your stock flow smooth for maximum, error-free throughput. Automatic or semi-automatic operation with maintenance override and manual operation keeps your automated mechanical handling equipment running safely as well as Health & Safety-compliant.
Built-in Eco Mode enables you to run your crane automation at slower speeds during quiet times or premium tariff periods, reducing your energy consumption, bills and the overall carbon footprint of your warehouse.
Autostore WCS is the warehouse control system of choice for manufacturers, businesses and 3PLs across the country - including ColArt, Prysmian Cables & Systems and Yearsley Logistics.
Autostore Warehouse Control System delivers reliability, increases throughput and productivity, minimises stock damage and optimises your transport for precision service delivery and improved profitability.