An industrial technology integrator called Universal Logic says it has receieved a large order for 60 of its specially designed robotic work cells.
The company has developed a software-intense work cell which it calls Neocortex, aimed at supply chains and logistics operations which require automated material handling systems for high-mix, high volume applications.
Universal Logic’s Neocortex Goods to Robot Cells for automated order fulfillment of consumer goods have now been ordered by an undisclosed customer, who wants 60 complete cells for their order fulfillment of consumer goods.
Universal Logic says the Neocortex G2R Cells met their requirements of reliably handling tens of thousands of different consumer goods faster than semi-skilled labor, and says that each Cell has a 12-month payback.
Essential to the G2R Cell’s speed and flexibility is Universal’s Neocortex artificial intelligence software.
The Cells are compact and pre-engineered to replace supply chain labor in a one-for-one swap and install in one day, says the company.
They pick items from bins, totes, conveyors or pallets, and place them into shipping boxes, bags, or machine fixtures. The G2R can read barcodes, identify labels, or take measurements.
It is used in both finished goods and manufacturing supply chains. Its effective cost is $7 an hour for a two-shift operation.
The cells include Universal Logic’s Spatial Vision software platform with Neocortex AI, a Yaskawa Motoman six-axis robot with controller, pendant, a multi-function gripper, sensors, programmable logic controller, human machine interface, forklift-ready frame, panel, installation, and training.
Universal Logic’s software as a service includes a five-year remote diagnostic service and software upgrades, and hardware is warrantied for one year, with optional equipment and custom integration available.