Mobile robot developer Geek+ has unveiled its tallest mobile automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) designed to support warehouse automation up to 12m (40 ft).
The new RoboShuttle solution has already been installed in sites in North America and Asia, and is being deployed for several major global retailers.
Yong Zheng, founder and CEO of Geek+, said, “As early pioneers in the mobile robotics space, we are committed to continuous innovation to accompany our customers on their new automation journey. The enhanced RoboShuttle solution is a significant addition to our goods-to-person family, offering more choices to retailers looking for the right fit for their warehouse.”
The tote/case-to-person system acts as a mobile ASRS system where mobile robots do automated storage and retrieval of totes for picking, putaway and return handling. In addition, this system can be combined with Geek+’s Shelf-to-Person system, a unique offering that enables customers to choose the solution that will fit their specific needs. This hybrid system supports the storage and picking of various sized items on racks, pallets and totes within a highly flexible and adaptable layout.
“What makes our solutions stand out is their integration capabilities, allowing them to be seamlessly combined. We offer our customers the best choice of systems and they can create their own solution using our various modules. That’s what makes Geek+ unique, and it’s what has enabled us to consistently lead the global market for the past five years,” added Zheng.
The tall robot operates within the aisles, focusing on vertically storing and retrieving totes or cases. It then transfers them to small and fast picking robots that navigate beneath the racks to deliver the items to picking stations.