Automation specialist Vanderlande has announced that it will be showcasing its Smart Item Robotics (SIR) technology for the e-commerce warehousing market at LogiMAT 2017, taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 14-16, 2017.
SIR technology focuses on the robotized handling of single items in applications such as order picking and infeed loading. The company will also demonstrate its ‘bin-to-bin’ picking concept, in which a collaborative robot based on SIR principles can operate both independently and together with an operator.
Ruben Jakobs, director e-commerce, Vanderlande, said, “Operators can work safely side by side with the robot unit without using a fenced cell. This creates a low-risk working environment with high flexibility. Our state-of-the-art software will allow the robot to pick the majority of products without the need for teach-in, which is a huge benefit considering the ever-increasing range of products in e-commerce.”
Additionally, the robot optimizes order carton filling by gently stacking items. This solution can be further utilized for picking, with a capacity of up to 600 items per hour.
February 27, 2017