KNAPP UK, a supplier of integrated logistics systems and advanced software for handling flat-packed goods and hanging garments, is offering insight into its Pick-it-Easy Robot, among other solutions, at Robotics and Automation 2023.
As visitors to Stand r406 are discovering, the Pick-it-Easy Robot features artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent sensors designed to enable rapid self-teaching to recognise different packaging and features.
The Pick-it-Easy Robot is on show through video demonstrations, and can pick orders with a high degree of accuracy at speeds equivalent to manual picking stations – but it can work over much longer periods.
According to Martijn Koudijs, business development manager at KNAPP, the solution, which handles film-wrapped fashion items for GXO Logistics at its fulfilment centre in the Netherlands, can be operational within days and is also available in a Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) model, which can enable clients to start seeing immediate efficiency benefits while spreading the investment cost over time.
Commenting on the show so far, Koudijs added: “What do we want to highlight this year? For us, it’s about innovative Pick-it-Easy systems to make things very ergonomic, fast and friendly.
“[We are also] going to focus on robotics; we have the AMRs and the OSRs. We also use the shuttle type systems for very dense storage and these have high speed capacity and performance throughput, and basically, are very reliable. And we have robotic speaking as well.
“So there’s quite a lot on show. There’s not one thing we’re focusing on and, so far, the show has been very good, there’s been good footfall and we’ve already had quite some interesting and good conversations. So very good overall.”
Attendees to Hall 6 of the NEC Birmingham are also learning more about KNAPP’s tailored solutions and customer service network, and how the company supports clients in the retail, e-commerce, fashion, food, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
In fact, many of the intralogistics solutions offered by KNAPP feature robotic technologies and advanced software, including AI.
Speaking to Robotics & Innovation, Koudijs said Knapp has exhibited at Robotics and Automation before and found the show’s visitors to be actively seeking the kind of logistics automation solutions that it offers.
Other technologies being showcased by KNAPP at this year’s show includes the OSR Shuttle Evo automated storage and retrieval system, which reportedly uses only 5% of the energy consumption of a conventional automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS).
Also on display is AutoPocket, the latest generation of KNAPP’s pocket sortation solution, which can drop goods off precisely and automatically without needing to slow down or stop.
KNAPP is likewise offering live demonstrations of its brand-new PickEngine storage and fulfilment system, which – at just six months – offers the shortest implementation period on the market, according to Koudijs.
Other key solutions being highlighted include Knapp’s Open Shuttle automated mobile robots (AMRs) for flexible, intelligent transport around the warehouse, and KiSoft Genomix, a piece of AI-powered software for managing master data.
Koudijs added: “We’re looking forward to discussing with existing customers and potential clients how our latest technologies can secure competitive advantage for them. Exhibitions and conferences provide a vital forum for highlighting challenges and promoting solutions in intralogistics.”
Visit Knapp at Stand r406 to discover more about its robotics intralogistics solutions.
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