Capacity LLC, an order fulfilment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI) company, has partnered with the robotic piece-picking experts at RightHand Robotics.
The collaboration will integrate the Massachusetts-based company’s RightPick automation system into Capacity’s fulfilment solution offering.
The robotic workcells will be integrated with existing warehouse material handling systems, such as those from Lightning Pick, and will increase the level of automation.
The integration of RightPick technology will begin in Capacity’s New Jersey fulfilment center this year, and later expand to its California location.
Capacity handles thousands of e-commerce and B2B orders daily. The company’s initial use of robotic piece-picking automation builds upon its strategy of deploying engineered systems that improve speed, accuracy and flexibility to meet its clients’ omnichannel fulfilment needs.
When Capacity sought a robotic piece-picking solution, its goals included finding a system that could pick and place a wide range of items at high rates with reliability.
“We quickly concluded that many of the systems entering the market would not meet our needs,” said Capacity’s Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Thom Campbell.
“We realised that the solution had to be imagined from the bottom up with an understanding of what was needed to solve our particular challenges. It’s not just about having a better gripper – you need a fully integrated software and hardware approach, which RightHand has nailed.”
Capacity’s leadership team chose to invest in RightHand’s RightPick solution, an integrated, software-driven picking solution that flexibly handles thousands of products, including never-before-seen items, and learns and adapts over time.