viastore SYSTEMS, Inc.

Automation in Cold Storage by Viastore Systems in Automation and Controls Today


Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/06/2016 -- viastore Systems, Inc. was featured in Automation and Controls Today magazine. Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, the author of the feature article, discussed the challenges of cold storage automation. viastore Systems, a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions, specializes in cold storage; viastore manages the entire process, including design and workflow management, the building structure, insulation, the passageways between different temperature zones, and the design of air conditioning and refrigeration technologies.

According to viastore, ensuring that AS/RS and conveyor systems can operate smoothly requires they must be equipped with freezer grade technology. The drives, controllers, and the electronic and mechanical components must all be able to withstand temperatures down to minus 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Photo sensors should be heated so they will not fog up. Control cabinets must be heated or, located outside the refrigerated zone. Also, attention must be paid to using freezer grade, food grade, or pharmaceutically compatible lubricating greases, oils and seals. Special demands regarding the corrosion resistance of metals also need to be taken into account.

Automation & Controls Today magazine reaches the global manufacturing and industrial community. The media company is a well-respected international business-to-business media organization that specializes in both print and online media coverage.

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About viastore Systems, Inc.
For over 40 years, viastore Systems, Inc. has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems) and conveyor systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions. The company employs over 470 people worldwide and has annual sales of over $140 Million. viastore's focus is on consulting and planning, together with the implementation and constant improvement of intralogistics solutions with locations in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and Brazil.

viastore Systems, with North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, ( is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore Systems earned a return spot on Food Logistics' 2015 FL100+ list of software and technology providers whose products and solutions are key to the global food supply chain. viastore Systems is a proud member of MHI.

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