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1. (WO2017037095) METHOD FOR FETCHING A TARGET BIN STORED IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037095    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070476
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65G 1/04
G06Q 10/08
Applicants: AUTOSTORE TECHNOLOGY AS
Inventors: HOGNALAND, Ingvar
Title: METHOD FOR FETCHING A TARGET BIN STORED IN A STORAGE SYSTEM
Abstract:
A method for fetching a target bin stored in a storage system (100), wherein the storage system includes a three-dimensional storage grid containing a plurality of bins stacked in vertical stacks, supporting rails (13) on the grid structure, and a plurality of vehicles (1), controllably arranged to move individually on the supporting rails. The method is performed by a control device in the system and comprises controlling at least one non-target vehicle to operate as intermediate storage for a bin located vertically above the target bin (5); controlling a target vehicle to pick up the target bin, and controlling the at least one non-target vehicle and the target vehicle to be positioned adjacent to each other in a linear manner on the supporting rails. A corresponding storage system has also been disclosed.