Increasing Operational Effectiveness
If you're not yet excited about robotic piece-picking and how it can benefit your intralogistics operations, you should be. The rapid growth in the industry is being addressed with rapid innovation in automation technologies.
Yaskawa Motoman partners with top innovators in machine learning, vision and grasping technology to deliver flexible robotic solutions designed specifically for piece-picking and other tasks in the order fulfillment process.
Make handling of random items faster and smarter with intelligent 3D vision and interactive motion control. Ideal for automating random bin picking, order fulfillment, machine tending and part induction.
This drop-in piece-picking solution from RightHand Robotics is the future of e-commerce order fulfillment, combining the performance of traditional automation with the flexibility of traditional workflows.
Quickly and accurately perform automated sorting with this robotic system from Dorabot. Robots with purpose-built grippers utilize cameras and barcode readers to handle randomly-presented packages.
Over 17,000,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) are imported into the US every year. Many of these are “cubed-out” by volume and are floor loaded. Unloading containers and trucks when no pallet is used can be very demanding, resulting in worker injuries, inconsistent unload rates and damaged product.
With our partners, Yaskawa Motoman provides solutions for order picking, robotic truck unloading intralogistics via mobile robotics. Robots help improve the operational effectiveness of warehouses and distribution centers by:
Reducing injuries to workers
Unloading trucks is a physically demanding job that requires constant twisting, lifting and reaching. This can result in a high rate of injuries to workers.
Reducing product damage
Product is often tossed and sometimes damaged due to a need to keep the unload rate high. Workers will even stand on cases to reach higher in the truck. This results in damaged cases and damaged products.
Reducing loss due to theft
Theft often occurs before product is unloaded into the warehouse. With a robotic unloading, there is less risk of “product shrink.”
This solution employs a wheeled robot placed on a height-adjustable platform that drives in and out of a trailer, gradually backing out until loading is complete.
Arrange unsorted mixed cartons onto a container or pallet with fast and flexible vision technology. This stationary robot loads packages into containers which can then be loaded into trailers.
Mixed-case depalletizing system using 3D vision. Fixed cameras over pallets are fed to an application that can identify individual boxes, even if they are tightly packed or deformed.
AMR robots can navigate anywhere within the factory or distribution center, while being managed by a central software system. The nature of these devices allows them to be implemented without the need for new infrastructure to guide the units, such as tracks, tape or guide posts. The factory or distribution center is “mapped out” by the autonomous robot so that it knows how to get from location to location. Many autonomous robot vendors have emerged, most of whom target the movement and delivery of smaller payloads (less than 100 kg). These devices can ferry cargo or parts throughout the facility or even deliver racks of various components to work stations. Other vendors have even implemented platforms with payloads upwards of 1,500 kg, enabling movement of compete subassemblies.
A new generation of these autonomous devices is now being coupled with a robotic arm or manipulator. These AIMMs can relocate the robot arm throughout the facility to perform different tasks such as part replenishment, machine loading or fulfillment.
Yaskawa and Clearpath's mobile material movement technology can perform multiple handling operations and logistics tasks and can communicate with other machines via wireless direct connection to a PLC.
This solution from Dorabot takes the AGV concept one step further with integrated robotic loading and unloading with a Yaskawa articulated arm.
Clearpath's autonomous mobile solution untilizes a Yaskawa dual-arm robot to perform multiple handling and tending tasks.
Top Ten Reasons for Adding Robots to Your Warehouse or Distribution Center
White paper: "Understanding the 3Rs of Robotic Piece-Picking"
Bastian Solutions is an independent system integrator dedicated to helping customers increase their productivity through proven automation, information systems and sound operating procedures.
Combining the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and software for perception, navigation, and intelligence.
Chicago Electric is a world-class system integrator celebrating over 100 years of service. We offer automation systems, products and complete machine solutions to improve productivity.
Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.”
Developer of AI-powered robotic solutions for market-leading logistics and e-commerce companies using cutting-edge deep learning, motion planning, grasp planning, navigation, and SLAM technologies.
Leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, RFID implementation, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.
A leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges.
Provides innovative Plug & Produce End-of-Arm Tools that help manufacturers take full advantage of the benefits of collaborative robots.
A division of Clearpath Robotics. Designs, manufactures and operates self-driving vehicles for industry, with the ultimate goal of making human driving obsolete.
The Pilz Group is a global supplier of products, systems and services for automation technology. With 42 subsidiaries and branches around the world, Pilz supplies safe solutions for people, machinery and the environment.
Through the integration of off-the-shelf high performance manipulators with our advanced vision capabilities, we mitigate the persistent shortage of manual labor and allow your personnel to flow from monotonous tasks to higher value work.
A leader in providing end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment of electronics, apparel, grocery, pharmaceuticals, and countless other industries.
Tools and know-how that simplify collaborative robot applications so that factories can start production faster.
The world’s leading supplier of vacuum technology and provides customers, for a wide variety of industries, with efficient automation solutions.
The competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, offers the world’s most comprehensive range of hydraulic, pneumatic and electric grippers in stock
One of the world’s leading providers of industrial sensors and offers a full portfolio of intelligent automation solutions for logistics.
Designs and builds automation solutions and soft robotic gripping systems that can grasp and manipulate items with the same dexterity of the human hand.
Tech Con Automation is a leading source for robotic material handling solutions, pallet-based assembly lines, robotic waterjet cutting and cleaning systems, and general industrial automation equipment.
Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America, is a leading provider of intelligent material handling systems.
One of the worldwide leading manufacturers and providers of high-precision industrial components such as grippers, tool changers, crash protection, axis components, robot accessories and also complete end of arm turnkey gripper systems.
Program your robotic palletizing lines from your PC to your PLC.
3D-vision picking solution with CAD-based teaching.
The SMART choice for EASY automation.
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