Did you know that buildings are responsible for over 40% of CO2 emissions globally? Traditional warehouses, designed for human workers, contribute to this number through their energy usage for heating, cooling, and lighting. SDI Element Logic’s AutoStore offers a sustainable solution for warehouses. Our system helps reduce energy consumption and minimize the environmental impact of your warehouse operations.

1. Reduce electrical costs

Maintaining proper lighting and temperature in a traditional warehouse is essential for creating a comfortable work environment for employees. However, using robotic systems like those offered by SDI Element Logic can reduce the need for lighting and heating in your warehouse. Since robots do not require these conditions to operate, you can focus on lighting and heating only the areas used by your human workers, saving energy in the rest of the facility. If you are planning to upgrade or build a new warehouse, consider incorporating natural lighting through the roof or walls to further reduce the need for electrical lighting and save energy.

2. Increase energy efficiency

The AutoStore robot’s energy consumption is extremely low. The robots regenerate powerevery time they lower a bin or reduce speed – just like an electrical car – making the power circular and sustainable. In fact, ten AutoStore robots use the same level of energy as one vacuum cleaner and the robots can easily run on solar energy, making them a perfect fit for sustainable warehouses.

3. Harness the power of the sun

Choose sustainable power – go solar. SDI Element Logic has wide experience in utilising the outside of the warehouses by implementing solar panels on the roof and walls. Not only can the energy harnessed be used to power your robots, it also has the potential of making your entire warehouse self-sufficient.

Solar panels run the robots:
Sustainability was at the forefront when the electronics wholesaler Berggaard Amundsen built their new warehouse. They installed solar panels on the roof – as well as on the façade. Even in Norway, where there is very little sunlight in the winter, the warehouse generates enough energy to be self-sufficient for a greater part of the year, and also provides power to 40 electrical car chargers that are available to use for the local neighborhood.

4. Increase space efficiency

AutoStore is the very definition of space efficiency as it delivers the highest storage density of any automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS). With an AutoStore solution from SDI Element Logic you will get four times the storage capacity in the same footprint as manual storage, and in many cases double the storage capacity compared to other goods-to-person systems. With any shape possible, utilisation of the building is at its peak.

Utilising the entire warehouse:
With an AutoStore solution by SDI Element Logic, the global electronics distributor TTI more than tripled their storage volume with a space-efficient warehouse design, taking advantage of the mezzanine and several floor levels that were previously unused for storage. A true masterpiece of engineering.

For our customers this means maximising the use of space and reducing the need for a larger warehouse with a bigger footprint.

5. Reduced waste

Efficient warehouses store products – not waste. A responsible supply chain also takes care of waste in a sustainable manner. SDI Element Logic works in partnership with our customers to designwarehouse processes and systems for waste management and recycling.

Customised waste management system
With a customised waste management system you can move waste directly from the workstation to a container outside the building. When designing New Wave’s new warehouse with this solution, we also decreased their use of forklifts, reducing emissions as well as making the warehouse a safer place for employees.

SMART WASTE: SDI Element Logic has customised a waste management system that goes straight from the workstation to a container outside the building.