We are Power Automation Systems, the engineers behind the first fully automated warehouse solution of its kind. Our adaptive set of products are designed to fully leverage your existing storage facility in order to increase storage capacity, decrease operating expenses, and develop a sustainable, long-term storage solution for your business. We believe that every warehouse — regardless of shape or size — deserves automation.
The ROW BOT-S2 (RB-S2) is the third generation of automated pallet retrieval and delivery systems. RB-S2 is enhanced to minimize maintenance and to maximize efficiencies within the PowerStor ecosystem. Recent design improvements have resulted in greater reliability, reduced maintenance, and lower cost and energy consumption. The only one of its kind in the industry, the RB-S2 is just the latest in advancements made to our fully automated warehouse solutions.
Imagine a warehouse where vertical lifts work in conjunction with automated row and aisle pallet retrieval and delivery systems to store and deliver palletized loads to the dock without the need for a forklift. Imagine this system working independently, yet harmoniously, to intelligently store and retrieve your product on demand. Imagine an automation solution that provides optimum density, the highest throughput, and ultimate reliability. Now imagine that warehouse is yours.
There’s a reason why Food Logistics magazine named us as a “Top Green Provider” in 2014: PAS systems are designed to save energy. Reduced consumption, lower operating cost, and decreased storage waste allows you to save resources and rest easy with a sustainable, long-term storage solution.
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Power Automation Systems offers a variety of warehouse automation solutions designed to cater to your individual business needs. Explore our products to find out what will work best for you.
Power Automation Systems began with PowerStor. California Natural Products, the largest co-packer of Tetra Pak products in the United States today, was in need of a cost-effective, productive, environmentally sustainable answer to increasing warehouse density. After years of development and testing, we debuted the world’s most innovative automated warehouse storage solution.
As part of our mission to bring automation solutions to every warehouse — regardless of shape or size — we have built a team of business leaders and technologists dedicated to the advancement of innovative warehouse solutions. Our corporate responsibility goals remain to create the most reliable, cost-effective system for our customers as possible, while embracing emerging technologies and sustainable business practices.
Rodney Tipton joined California Natural Products (CNP), the parent company of Power Automation Systems, in 2001. He has more than 30 years of experience with packaging automation, including 15 years as technical director of aseptic packaging for Tetra Pak. He took the role of president of Power Automation Systems in 2005 where he helped develop and build the first PowerStor® automated cart and lift-based automated storage and retrieval system. Tipton is the holder of two patents and has an executive education from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Executive Vice President
Cory Hypes has more than 20 years of experience in the material handling industry. Hypes started his career with Rapistan (now Dematic) where he spent more than 14 years building markets and growing their sales team. In 2006 Hypes joined Intelligrated as vice president of Midwest operations. In 2011, Hypes was selected to head the global expansion of Power Automation Systems’ products and services. In 2013, he took on broader responsibility as executive vice president focusing the organization on "Customer First" and other strategic initiatives. He is a graduate of Providence College with a B.S. in business administration with a major in finance.
Chris Brumm, Ed.D., MAALS, MBA/GM, MSTM
Vice President Engineering
Chris Bumm has more than 25 years experience in automation, robotics, and material handling. He is the registered inventor of three patents related to a variety of applications in the material handling automation field. Brumm led the deployment of a new project and manufacturing resource planning system used internally by Power Automation Systems to improve efficiency. Brumm has master’s degrees in technology management, global management, and leadership studies, and he has a doctorate in organizational leadership. He teaches MBA students in operations management, strategic planning, and project management.
Mike Terrill, CAP
Vice President Automation
Mike Terrill is a Certified Automation Professional registered with the International Society for Automation (ISA), the leading global automation association. He has an extensive background in automation from programming robotics to implementing WMS systems. Terrill is the architect of the warehouse control systems product PAS OS 3.0, and leads the software, controls engineering, programmable logic controller and electrical engineering efforts for our products.
Mohan Ramankutty, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering Manager
Mohan Ramankutty, Ph.D., has an established track record of leading mechatronic product development teams to innovation in the material handling industry for more than 20 years. He is a registered inventor of a global patents relating to high speed sortation. Since joining Power Automation Systems (PAS) in 2011, he has spearheaded sustained innovation and continuous improvements to the product portfolio. His efforts have resulted in multiple patent filings and helped position PAS as an industry leader in the AS/RS market. He has also been responsible for incorporating industry best practices to streamline PAS new product release processes. He holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.