Qatar’s national postal services provider Qatar Post has placed an order for a new parcel sortation system based on autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology developed and supplied by Libiao Robotics.
Installation of the new system is set to commence this month and is expected to be completed in four weeks. Sortation robots – such as Libiao’s ‘Mini Yellow’ series – provide an alternative to the fixed tilt-tray and crossbelt conveyor-based sortation systems that have historically been used within parcel service operations.
Designed to be cost-effective and flexible, sortation robots require a smaller floor area within which to operate than a conveyor-based sorter to achieve the same parcel throughput. Furthermore, with no fixed infrastructure requirements, modular AMR-based systems are scalable and, because additional robots can be introduced as and when they are required, they offer the flexibility needed to cope with any spikes in throughput.
Libiao’s ‘Mini Yellow’ AMR sortation technology is in operation at a number of sites in the Middle East. In Dubai, for example, the introduction of 156 Libiao robots has allowed the Brands For Less (BFL) Group to transform its central fulfillment center into a robotics-operated sorting facility. Downtime has decreased while productivity and workflow efficiency have increased since the switch to robotic warehouse technology. Meanwhile, in Israel, distribution and parcels courier company Cheetah Group has installed a two-layer Libiao sortation solution featuring 200 robots that deliver to over 1,000 destination chutes.
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