Guangdong Smaco Automation Technology Co., Ltd.
An automated parts storage and retrieval method is provided. The method includes a frame, a plurality of trays configured to hold a plurality of parts, and a movement method attached to the frame and arranged to move the plurality of trays in a serpentine pattern for retrieval and storage of the plurality of parts. The movement method includes a plurality of sprockets arranged within the frame in a zigzag pattern, at least one chain toothedly engaged within the plurality of sprockets, and a drive motor configured to drive one of the plurality of sockets. The plurality of trays are rotatably attached to the at least one chain. The method includes a computer method for controlling the drive motor based on a selection using a parts selection component and position information sent by a position sensor.