Australian university to get underground automated storage system
Sophistication isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for the folks at the University of Technology, Sydney, there had to be a solution, no matter how convoluted. The campus will see the installation of an underground automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) for its library that boasts a rather wide collection of books. This is a solution to the growing number of volumes that the library houses. The system will integrate six 15-meter high robotic cranes to operate the bins filled with books. The bins will move in all four directions to facilitate the retrieval of a book, when requested.
The bins will arrange the books based on their spine heights. The current catalog estimates 900,000 items that will be stored here. The system should be implemented by 2016.