Körber Supply Chain’s parcel logistics arm is at Parcel+Post Expo presenting its updated AI-powered robotic picking solution.
The VarioPick solution can quickly and reliably sort out non-conveyables and carry out format and volume splits. The updated model on show at the booth can also automatically load an induction. The infeed is an area within the sorting process where operators are still required. Their task is to pick items from bulk and put them on an infeed belt as singulated parcels.
VarioPick can singulate parcels from a moving 2D bulk stream using an AI-based recognition system, an advanced control system and gripper technology. The robot can pick one item per second at a conveyor speed of up to 1m/s. It is highly adaptable and can be easily trained to meet customers’ varying needs. VarioPick can grasp pickable parcels and transfer them – singulated and aligned – onto a conveyor for automatic induction into the sorting system. Deep learning helps VarioPick precisely identify an object’s shape, size, packaging material and position and use this information to determine the optimal gripping point.
Torsten Henkel, sales manager at Körber Supply Chain Logistics, commented, “I think VarioPick is the fastest robot on the market, it has a throughput of up to 3,600 parcels per hour. It picks parcels fully automatically and even faster than manual processes. Deep learning technology helps to precisely identify object size, shape, position and the optimal gripping point. VarioPick prepares parcels for barcode reading and induction loading and culls out non-machinable items. The small footprint of the highly scalable standalone system ensures easy integration in your hub in less than 24 hours. We’re here at Parcel+Post Expo because for us this is the top exhibition for our main customers and we’re keen to show them how fast this solution is in reality.”
Visit Körber Supply Chain on Booth 12.206 to find out more, and read more expo news here.