Article storage facility and article storage method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8942844
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13723300

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An article storage facility includes a transport device for transporting the transporting containers to the plurality of storage units, a controller, and a supply state detecting device for detecting a supply state of the inactive gas to the plurality of storage units. The controller makes a determination based on detected information from the supply state detecting device as to whether the inactive gas is properly supplied, and manages the plurality of storage units by distinguishing the disallowed storage units for which it is determined that the inactive gas is not properly supplied from the allowed storage units that are the storage units that are not the disallowed storage units. The controller performs a retreating transport operation in which a transporting container, that is stored in the storage unit that is changed from the allowed storage unit to the disallowed storage unit, is transported to an allowed storage unit.

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DAIFUKU CO LTDOSAKA CITY OSAKA OF JAPAN

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Takahara, Masahiro Gamo-gun, JP 16 93
Ueda, Toshihito Gamo-gun, JP 19 134

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