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Geek+, a producer of mobile robots for logistics, has released its tallest mobile ASRS designed to support warehouse automation up to 40 ft (12 meters). The robot has already been installed in Geek+ customers sites in North America and Asia, and is under deployment for several global retailers.
This new tall robot operates within aisles, focusing on vertically storing and retrieving totes or cases. The robot can then transfer them to small and fast picking robots that navigate beneath the racks to deliver the items to picking stations, this coordination between robots results in flexible and space-saving picking and storing system for warehouses.
The new robot works in a tote/case-to-person system where mobile robots autonomously store and retrieve totes for picking, putaway, and return handling. It can be combined with Geek+’s Shelf-to-Person system, an offering that allows customers to pick the system that fits their specific needs. The hybrid system can autonomously store and pick various-sized items on racks, pallets, and states with a flexible and adaptable layout.
“As early pioneers in the mobile robotics space, we are committed to continuous innovation to accompany our customers on their new automation journey,” Young Zheng, founder and CEO of Geek+, said in a release. “The enhanced RoboShuttle solution is a significant addition to our goods-to-person family, offering more choices to retailers looking for the right fit for their warehouse.”
A single software platform manages Geek+’s systems, taking on path planning, optimal traffic management, and task assignments for multiple robot types. This makes the system ideal for large-scale deployments, and the system can seamlessly integrate with major warehouse management systems for easy deployment and integration.
Earlier this year, Geek+ announced its combined worldwide fleet of P-series goods-to-person (GTP) workflow robots picked ten billion items over the past year. The GTP picking solutions deployed around the world covered over 175 million km during the period, according to the company, which is further than the distance from the Earth to the sun.