Design and Manufacture of an Automated Storage Line

Mission Objectives

A leading French gold chain manufacturer has worked closely with ASM to automate the storage of its various jewelry models. The goal was both to automate stocking in vertical rotating automatic storers but also to automate stock removal generated by customer orders. The main difficulty of this project came from the large number of references to manage (more than 1000), packaged in plastic bags of different sizes. To overcome this, ASM used all its skills in robotics and designed specifically for this client 4 manipulator robots equipped with suction fingers (by venturi), capable of handling multiple types of parts.


The line delivered to our customer has the following technical characteristics:

  • Automated jewelry sourcing direct from manufacturing
  • 4 handling robots designed specifically by ASM for customer needs (multiple packaging management)
  • Automated item weighing, bagging, labeling and storage
  • Stock issue for end customer order integrated into the customer's ERP
  • Integration of SCHNEIDER PLCs
  • A line 28m long and 8m high, made up of 4 Electroclass cabinets with a total of 4000 drawers

Since its creation in 1997, ASM has designed and installed more than 300 production machines, prototypes and pilot installations in France and abroad, of which here are some examples: