As part of an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), Vanderlande Industries’ QUICKSTORE Microshuttle can move between different levels within the racking via a lift and provide a cost-effective and energy-efficient system for low to medium throughput applications. As throughput requirements increase, the system can be expanded with additional shuttles. The shuttles feature wireless communication and have “on-board energy” through the use of capacitors. This ensures the shuttles can operate autonomously without the need for power rails in the aisles. Braking energy is used to reload the capacitors.