Yamato installs autonomous sortation robots at four sites

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One of Japan’s leading parcel delivery companies, Yamato, has installed the LiBiao Robot autonomous sorting solution at four of its parcel hubs.

The cross-belt robots have a capacity of 30kg and have been deployed at the Yamato’s facilities that are strategically located to process parcels destined for the major Japanese cities, as well as other countries across the Asia region.

Dubbed the LiBiao’s ‘Mini Yellow’ range, the robots have been specifically developed to be a cost effective and flexible alternative to the traditional fixed tilt-tray and cross-belt conveyor-based sortation systems.

Yamato minimized its investment costs by acquiring the robotic technology using LiBiao’s Robots as a Service finance solution, which allows the units to be leased for a pre-agreed monthly fee.

The robots operate on a raised platform which, according to LiBiao, is straightforward to construct and, if required, can be extended to accommodate more robot units.

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