Document Type

Research Paper

Publication Date

Summer 6-21-2023


RCS/RS are fully autonomous by robots from above-operated storage systems. The goods are stored in plastic containers stacked on each other and arranged in a block, which enables high storage densities and low space demand concomitant with the need for relocations to access deeper stored containers. E-commerce, pharmaceutical area, food or spare parts trade are typical application fields for those warehouses. A wide range of parameters, such as the number of robots, the filling degree or the stack height, influences the system’s performance. This paper gains insights into the throughput of RCS/R-systems with one operating robot serving one picking station with a discrete event simulation. It presents a parameter variation and a performance estimation forecast for multiple robots.

Publication Title

Progress in Material Handling Research