AutoStore, a robotic technology company, has announced the release of two new workstations that prioritise operational efficiency, operator productivity and ergonomics.
The two new solutions, the FusionPort and FusionPort Staging, were designed to offer advanced integration capabilities to support a range of automation technology solutions. They will be available worldwide from April 12.
Designed with the well-being of warehouse operators in mind, FusionPort was produced to maximise employee performance by presenting two tilted order-picking Bin openings and visual picking aids.
This functionality was included to reduce the repetitive movements operators face as they manually transfer inventory from one location to another, while also making the order picking process more efficient by providing visual cues with a pick-to-light system to support easy item identification.
What’s more, the station also includes a new safety hatch, which was added to make bins accessible only when the port is ready for picking.
“Businesses today need to optimise their picking process if they are to meet evolving customer demands, but in order to achieve this, warehouses must be equipped with the tools that will enable their employees to work productively and safely,” said Carlos Fernandez, chief product officer at AutoStore.
“This is why we’re excited to offer FusionPort and FusionPort Staging, which will enable businesses to best serve their staff while leveraging the world-class technology that AutoStore is known for.”
AutoStore developed FusionPort Staging based on its own knowledge of the space constraints that warehouses face by storing inventory in staging areas. The workstation consolidates order picking and staging to a single port, allowing businesses to streamline operations and reduce real estate and costs by decreasing the space required for staging.
Similar to the FusionPort, the workstation also features visual picking aids and a safety hatch. FusionPort Staging comes pre-assembled for easy installation and allows organisations to store consolidated orders dust-free.
Both workstations were developed to have a compact exterior design to allow for greater flexibility when integrating with additional automation technology, with FusionPort Staging offering up to four times more storage capacity for existing warehouse footprints.