FATA Automation, Inc. (FATA) designs, manufactures, installs and commissions several different types of fully automated parking systems (also known as robotic or automatic parking garages) to provide a range of possible solutions to our clients' parking requirements.
Automated parking is the process of storing and retrieving various size vehicles by utilizing the latest automation technology to eliminate the need for parking ramps, driveways and human intervention which provides much greater parking density compared with conventional parking.
The main advantages of automated parking over conventional parking are:
- Reduced construction costs through less excavation, air rights saving and less construction time
- Reduced operating costs through accelerated depreciation, lower ventilation and lighting requirements and lower operator costs
- More potential LEED points available
- Safe and secure parking for users and their vehicles
Generally the process of parking a vehicle for drivers in automated parking systems remains the same regardless of the technology used: it's just the methodology of moving the vehicles to and from the parking module that differs. The types of technology used by FATA in automated parking systems can be divided into four main categories:
Each technology has both advantages and disadvantages over another, and the selection of one technology over another largely depends on the project site building codes and the client's requirements in terms of budget, throughput, density and redundancy.
FATA's ability to supply reliable, cost-effective automated parking systems comes from nearly 50 years of unparalleled expertise and experience in turnkey delivery of various types and sizes of material handling systems to blue chip clients such as Porsche, Jaguar, Renault, GM, VW, FIAT, TOYOTA, DUPONT, Ford, Parmalat, SEAT, Land Rover, IBM, ALITALIA, Michelin and Philips.
Since 1965 FATA has delivered over 125 Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) with more than 816,000 pallets in total, 68 Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) systems with more than 1,700 AGVs in total and 150 Skid/Pallet Conveyor Systems with over 100 km (60 miles) of conveyor in total.