The modern world thrives on creativity. There is great reward in innovative and new ideas, especially those that make the human life easier. As a result, innovation seeps into every industry, and logistics are no different.
There are many simple and complex tools out in the market today. We wanted to share two amazing warehouse innovation systems with you today.
RFSS Robotic Sortation System
The RFSS Robotic Sortation System is a groundbreaking technology that streamlines the sort-and-ship process. This system is capable of handling a variety of products of any size and shape, allowing it to save a company time, space, and money. In addition, this system is able to sort items in a fraction of the time that it takes humans to sort them.
The system is designed to work autonomously, guided by a vision system that identifies various objects and escorts them to their proper homes. The system is available in three different modes. When in the Sort-to-Bag mode, the robotic arm receives packages from the conveyor line and inducts them onto an end-effector, which articulates and moves to the next drop slot or Gaylord container.
The RFSS Robotic Sortation System can be installed into an existing put wall or conveyer environment to streamline operations and reduce costs. The system eliminates the need for miles of conveyance and hundreds of thousands of square feet of storage space, and speeds local delivery. When integrated into existing systems, the RFSS can eliminate the need for a large workforce.
The RFSS Robotic Sortation System is powered by an artificial intelligence (AI) solution from Berkshire Grey, Inc. It allows robotic systems to pick and pack individual items into outbound order containers without the need for human interaction. Its patented dual wing design increases speed by over 25% and doubles simultaneous order processing capacity.
Warehouse sorters improve the efficiency and accuracy of distribution centers and warehouses. RFSS Robotic Sortation Systems are ideal for high-throughput operations, where product movement and sortation speed is important. They can also help warehouse management cut costs and maintenance. The RFSS Robotic Sortation System uses conveyors, diverters, and conveyors to move cartons gently down the conveyor line.
There are several options for RFSS Robotic Sortation Systems. These systems are modular and can handle a wide variety of goods. These systems are capable of handling individual items, as well as polybags, totes, cartons, and larger items. They can also flex and grow with the needs of the operation.
In addition to the RFSS Robotic Sortation System, it can be used with a conveyor system or in conjunction with it. Conveyors are a common part of warehouses, and are used to transport completed totes and containers to downstream processes. Conveyors are often used in conjunction with robotic systems, since they provide a support role. They can carry completed totes and containers to GTP systems or downstream processing.
Automated Robotic Trucks and Their Applications in Warehouses and Distribution Centers
Autonomous guided trucks are capable of lifting and moving loads. These autonomous trucks have two modes of operation: single-mode and dual-mode. While these technologies are capable of reducing human intervention and improving efficiency, they often require human supervision. As a result, the supervisor of these autonomous lift trucks may be replaced by a former lift truck operator.
The robots have sensor intelligence that is used to monitor the environment and determine the path to follow to reach a specific destination. This means that the robots can be equipped with camera systems to view the environment and map obstacles. This allows them to calculate the shortest path to their destination.
These systems are now used in warehouses by commerce-based companies. For example, SAVE MART SUPERMARKETS has teamed up with Starship Technologies, a provider of autonomous delivery vehicles, to use their robot to deliver groceries. The robotic system utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance the delivery of groceries. The grocery store has also partnered with Vecna Robotics, a company that specializes in logistics automation and workflow optimization.
Automated guided vehicles are a new type of vehicle. These robots follow lines, wires, or other markers on the floor. These vehicles use magnetic tape, radio waves, or vision cameras to follow a pre-defined path. They are most commonly used in industrial settings, but have now broadened their use in a wide range of settings.
Autonomous vehicles have several benefits. They can follow a defined guidepath, decide on a path, and avoid obstacles. They can also make decisions based on their surroundings. Some vehicles can only perform certain tasks with this autonomy. AMRs can also be used for other applications that would be impossible without it.
The technology used in autonomous vehicles is sophisticated enough to navigate in unfamiliar environments. AGVs are capable of navigating warehouses with no infrastructure and without human assistance. They can also adapt to new environments. One company uses this technology to guide their AGVs without human assistance.
These automated guided vehicles are becoming a mainstay in warehouses and distribution centers. They can carry goods weighing from three kilograms to 65 tons. They are also capable of communicating with other robots in the warehouse, ensuring that the product is transported with minimum human intervention.
Another type of AGV is the legged version. It is more capable of traversing gaps and holes. But it’s less commonly used in industrial applications. The legged version uses several joints and links. Its legs must be powered by independent motors. Additionally, multiple legs increase weight, decreasing the load carrying capacity. Further, additional actuators require more power.