The FAST (Furniture Automated Storage) System represents true innovation in the automated storage system industry.
Since 1943, CASSIOLI has sought to create impactful solutions to difficult industrial problems. Since the 1960s, our technological research has been aimed at creating revolutionary plant engineering solutions, particularly as they relate to manufacturing and warehousing. FAST is the perfect example of our innovative thinking. This proprietary automated storage system utilizes an innovative holding device design and sophisticated operational methodology to deliver performance unthinkable in traditional stacker crane systems.
Q. What makes FAST unique in the intensive storage industry?
A. The answers are many. Let’s have a look:
FAST completely overcomes the need to stack objects on pallets and then single them out.
Unlike stacker cranes that can handle only one item at a time, FAST can story and retrieve many items at once, thereby drastically reducing overall stacker crane workload.
Unlike traditional grouping warehouses, FAST allows for random object storage by individual item and retrieval grouped by customer order.
FAST can handle vastly different object sizes in the same order group.
Q. How does FAST reduce the labor and what are the effects of that reduction?
A. A FAST magazine allows for all activities between the end of the production line and vehicle loading to be automated. In effect, the system receives packages from different production areas, fills the customer order directly on the shelf and, at the moment of shipment, retrieves the entire order and transfers it to the appropriate vehicle loading bay. All automatically. The results are greater accuracy in customer order picking and less damage to inventory because of human handling mistakes. The image below shows the transfer of an entire customer order to a vehicle loading bay.
Q. How does FAST improve the performance of production areas?
A. FAST allows companies to shift from production ordered by job number to randomized production ordered by inventory type. Logically optimized, and unbelievably speedy, FAST is a revolutionary approach to storage that must be seen to be believed.