Scape Technologies is displaying the high-speed robotic Scape Package Picker Solution at Parcel+Post Expo 2022 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany (October 18, 19 and 20).
The automated package handling solution has been designed to automate harmful repetitive movements and reduce the element of human error and consequential bottlenecks. It has a flexible gripper that handles parcels, polybags and envelopes from bulk delivery and feeds items directly into a sorter or infeed belt. The robot picks disparate parcels, polybags or envelopes with the gripper, one at a time, and delivers the items to their final destination (e.g. a conveyor belt), after which it moves back to the bulk delivery station and starts a new cycle. On average, a cycle is completed in two-and-a-half seconds, meaning the solution can handle approximately 1,440 packages per hour.
The scanner, located above the bulk delivery station, detects and defines the shape of the item and sends data to the recognition algorithm and the ‘gripper’ algorithm. The gripping algorithm optimizes the grip based on recognition data and makes sure to correctly pick and deliver the item. Essentially, the robot does not pause because the recognition algorithm processes a whole data cycle before the working robot arm and gripper complete their actions – speeding up cycle times.
“We are looking forward to meeting potential partners at Parcel+Post Expo,” said John Espensen, small and medium-sized enterprises channel manager. “We believe that the Scape Package Picker Solution fits to several exhibitors’ offerings and portfolios and could potentially lead to a mutually beneficial and profitable partnership.”