Locus Robotics, a developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for use in warehouses and distribution centres, will showcase its Locus Origin and Locus Vector solutions at the co-located Robotics and Automation exhibition and IntraLogisteX.
This will be the second year the shows have been co-located, which will see the UK’s largest exhibition dedciated to robotics and automated systems share Hall 7 of the NEC Birmingham with IntraLogisteX, Britain’s largest trade show for warehousing and logistics professionals.
The collaborative robots will be fully operational and provide live demonstrations of their flexibility, high productivity, ease-of-use, and worker safety in a live, simulated warehouse environment.
Martin Donohoe, regional marketing manager at Locus Robotics said: “Robotics and Automation and IntraLogisteX 2024 will be the public’s first opportunity to see how two highly flexible form factors work together to optimize order fulfilment speed and efficiency.”
“Visitors will be able to experience, first-hand, their powerful capability in terms for optimising order picking rates and put away, while emphasising our robots’ safety and ease of use for the worker. It’s an exciting, hands-on experience and one we’re looking forward to sharing at the show this year.”
Locus robots are already deployed at commercial sites throughout the UK and in 300 sites across the world.
LocusBots are designed to enable warehouse staff to work easier, faster and with unprecedented accuracy. The multi-bot picking solutions eliminate unproductive walking time, lifting, and pushing heavy carts to improve the overall quality of the workplace.
This has additional impact on helping improve staff recruitment and retention rates by facilitating a safer, less stressful working environment, Locus said.
In terms of each bot’s function, Locus Origin is an autonomous mobile robot designed specifically for collaborative, high-volume order fulfilment.
A company spokesperson added that, by reducing walking time and ensuring near-100% order accuracy, Locus Origin doubles fulfilment productivity and efficiency.
As attendees to the March show will see, Locus Vector is the autonomous material handling and logistics robot that delivers a payload capacity of up to 272 kg (600 lbs.).
This solution was developed for case-picking, shelf-rack moving, discrete order picking and point-to-point material handling applications. The robot can reportedly transport just about any warehouse item safely, efficiently and to the operator’s precise requirements.
Developing warehouse automaton that works collaboratively with employees is key to Locus Robotics’ business model, as the company believes allowing employers to meet the challenges of an increasing product inventory, volume and fulfilment speeds.
Donohoe added: “There are very few shows like Robotics and Automation and IntraLogisteX in the UK,” he said.
“It’s the ideal show for us to highlight our solutions to people that are looking to overcome the everyday challenges associated with growing fulfilment volumes, cost-containment and efficient warehouse productivity.”