Automated system for selecting packages from a storage area

Material or article handling – Plural – static structures for supporting discrete loads and... – Load-underlying members

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221289, 221312R, 193 46, 193 34, B65G 5900, B65G 6500

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058936971

ABSTRACT:
A package dispenser that can be used in an automated system for filling orders, such as prescriptions for patients. The dispenser includes a magazine for holding a plurality of packages. The magazine includes a loading end and a dispensing end which has a releasable retainer to keep the loaded packages in the magazine until they are released. Several dispensers may be combined with an automated storage system in which a robot selects packages from storage racks. Then, packages can be simultaneously delivered by the dispensers and the robot. The dispensers may be filled by the robot. The robot and releasable retainer in the dispenser are computer controlled.

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