Mini Load ASRS-SMACO Automation One of the most effective technologies available for case-sized storage and picking is Mini Load ASRS or Automatic Storage and Retrieval System. Your operation may require storage locations for a large amount of SKUs, but not have the floor space required for traditional carton-flow shelving to provide a pick face for all of these. Or possibly completed orders need to be buffered, and efficiently released and sequenced to a palletizer or some other value added process. A Mini Load ASRS solution may be exactly what you need. Mini Loads can even be used to automatically replenish pick locations like carton-flow.