Senco Příbram, a Czech company specialising in the design and production of low-voltage electrical equipment and mechatronics, has received EU finding for a logistics modernisation project supported by Hai Robotics.
Robotics and automation will be central to the project, the Dutch robotics company has confirmed, with software and logistics solutions provider Kvados implementing the solutions.
The Czech firm hopes to improve its production quality through efficient material flow through use of advanced robotics and automation.
Automated solutions will be introduced to its current ‘outdated’ logistics area, with specialised consulting company Logicon Partner previously conducting a study to explore various development options.
HaiPick robots, conveyors, a racking system and more than 7,000 KLT totes have been ordered, Hai Robotics confirmed in a statement.
A Hai Robotics spokesperson added: “This solution is central to this project, providing advanced robotic technology for efficient storage and handling of small parts using 10-meter-high KLT robots and contributing to the overall improvement of the warehouse’s operational efficiency.
“Efficient handling will be complemented by two conveyor-supported workstations as well as the myFaber PalletJack X20 autonomous pallet robot.”
The project has been subsidised through the EU Digital Enterprise programme, with Hai Robotics’ robotic technology forming an important part of SENCO’s application.
The robots will be used to enhance storage efficiency and streamline certain applications. Other changes will include the introduction of a warehouse management system (WMS), a robotic solution for small parts storage and an expansion of the pallet warehouse capacity.
Works began in January 2023, with construction and modifications already underway.
The project is reportedly progressing on schedule, with trial and test operations set to begin next year. The gradual ramp-up of operations is expected to continue until the end of 2024.