Geek+ has introduced its new product portfolio of high-density robot solutions at the CeMAT Asia tradeshow. The new products include the PopPick Goods-to-Person solution and RoboShuttle Next Gen, which are multi-machine high-density tote-picking robots.
Geek+ is a global technology company in advanced robotics and AI technologies providing solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ counts 300 global customers and has sold over 20,000 robots worldwide. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1,500 employees and is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Germany, the UK, the US, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Kai Liu, Co-founder, and VP of smart warehouse products at Geek+ said: “In less than 6 years, we’ve managed to help global brands adjust and grow using intelligent robot solutions. The consistent flow of industry insights and experience allows us to provide solutions that match market conditions.
“Today, there is a general shortage of labor and space, and this issue will keep growing as global e-commerce continues to drive the demand for more warehouses. Both PopPick and RoboShuttle Next Gen are long-term solutions that help businesses make the most of available space through intelligent organization and flexible handling of different types of storage units, and labor by optimizing the picking process at the workstation”.
PopPick is a Goods-to-Person solution compatible with different types of storage units such as totes and cartons. These are stored densely in an inventory area using pallets or mobile racks of 3.7 metres height for “50% more storage density” compared with the original Goods-to-Person system. One rack can store up to 60 totes and be customized to store goods of varying sizes in an optimized way allowing “4x more transportation efficiency”.
Once incoming orders are registered, picking robots transfer pallets or mobile racks to a PopPick station where intelligent robot arms retrieve totes or boxes of ordered goods and give them to the operator in two picking points, enabling “3x throughput capacity”. By optimizing the number of robots and maximizing space utilization and throughput capacity, the company claims “PopPick can reduce costs by 50%”.
RoboShuttle Next Gen is a combination of the RS8, an 8-meter-tall box-picking robot that navigates narrow aisles and P40, a tote-carrying robot equipped with a box-lifting module. RoboShuttle aim is to allow the full use of vertical warehouse space and ensure safe storage, retrieval, and organization of boxes carrying small to mid-sized items of many different SKUs.
Once a box is retrieved, the robot places it on the lowest shelf of the rack, where a P40 robot carries it to an operator at a picking station, using its lifting module to adjust the box to a suitable height for the operators, enabling an ergonomic and safe work process. If an SKU is subject to high demand, RoboShuttle will intelligently cache boxes of popular SKUs on the lowest shelf to speed up the picking process. Combining high-density robots with flexible picking robots, Geek+ states businesses can achieve “3x more storage capacity and handle up to 500 boxes/hour/station”.
You can find more information about Geek+ and its new high-density robot solutions on its website.
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