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Americas: Foodservice facility installs automation system for on-demand orders

Material handling automation systems and software company viastore has installed an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for Gordon Food Service (GFS) at its new warehouse in Rocky View County, near Calgary, Canada.

Besides the AS/RS, the foodservice distributor has the conveyor, equipment controls and systems integration for the project.

The system enables Gordon Food Service to integrate automatic product storage and picking.

It is a three-aisle system that operates independently in the grocery and frozen storage areas of the facility.

Workers pick orders from forward pick locations fed by the AS/RS, with the AS/RS automatically replenishing items. Slower moving products also work through the AS/RS, using dynamic pick shelves.