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.
This stationary robot places small and large packages of various shapes and sizes onto shelves. When loading is complete, autonomous vehicles can transport shelves into delivery trucks.
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"
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.
Program your robotic palletizing lines from your PC to your PLC.
3D-vision picking solution with CAD-based teaching.
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