Computing technology manufacturer Zebra Technologies has announced that its automated mobile robots (AMRs) have been chosen by electrical components distributor Waytek for use in its distribution facility.
Waytek intends to use the AMRs to increase productivity and efficiency at the site and free up workers from certain manual tasks.
The AMRs will make use of FetchCore software from Zebra, which can be used to monitor the devices’ movements and thus reduce the distance workers need to travel to retrieve carts and pick goods.
“The race to automate the warehouse is on, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty among warehouse operators about where and how to begin,” said Jim Lawton, VP, robotics automation, Zebra Technologies.
“We’ve created integrated automation solutions that pair our AMRs with mobile devices such as Zebra tablets, barcode scanners, wearables, fixed industrial scanners and machine vision imagers – giving customers ways to automate critical workflows that are less complex.”
Zebra has recently increased its investments in robotics and automation and, since its acquisition of Fetch Robotics in 2021, has launched several new AMRs.
According to the firm, these bots have led to a trebling of productivity for some customers, and that the robots are 60% faster and carry larger and heavier payloads than other market competitors.
Zebra Technologies (Stand i820) will be at the co-located IntraLogisteX and Robotics and Automation on 28-29 March 2023 at NEC Birmingham. For more information, visit www.intralogistex.co.uk and www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk now!