Turkish parcel distribution and postal services company Kuryenet has completed the installation of a new automated robotic parcel sorting system at its depot in Tuzla, on the outskirts of Istanbul.
Kuryenet states that this is the biggest application of robot-based sortation technology in Europe, and the first installation of its kind in Turkey.
The system was designed and fitted by LiBiao Robotics in conjunction with its Turkish distribution and aftersales support partner Lodamaster.
The sortation system – which uses 120 LiBiao ‘Mini Yellow’ autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to connect over 700 destination chutes with five parcel induction points– has the capacity to process some 45,000 items per hour.
Each of the fast-moving sorting robots has a load capacity of up to 10kg and uses collision avoidance technologies to perform its route-based sorting tasks safely.
Kuryenet’s automated robotic sortation system requires just one-fifth of the floor area needed by a traditional conveyor system and the project took just four weeks to complete from start to finish.
Derya Aydin, Kuryenet’s assistant general manager of operations, said, “Time is very important in our industry, so the reliability of the robotic system was very attractive to us. Our aim is to become a global brand in the parcel delivery sector. We believe that automation is the key to success in our industry and we have always been early adopters of pioneering technology and systems.
“We are delighted with the way that the robotic sortation system has integrated with the other technology that we deploy at our Tuzla facility. The installation went particularly smoothly with engineers from LiBiao and Lodamaster working closely with personnel from our operations team to ensure the success of the project.”