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Geek Plus launches autonomous forklift and ‘new generation of material handling solutions’ at CIIF

Supply chain robotics specialist Geek Plus is launching a new generation of material handling solutions at the China International Industry Fair, scheduled for later this month.

The new technologies include an automatic forklift alongside a full-process intralogistics automation solution.

Geek Plus Robotics is one of the leading robotics companies in China, and probably the top company in the warehouse automation space. 

The company will be demonstrating its latest material handling automation solution comprised of a moving robot, self-driving forklift, and mechanical arms.

Since founded in 2015, Geek+ Robotics says it has been committed to leading the logistics revolution in the era of intelligence through robotic and AI technology, big data analysis and the in-depth professional understanding of the supply chain.

In its debut in CIIF, Geek+ announced that the demonstration will be an enlightenment of how a series of automatic industrial equipment collaborate with each other to cover each step of basic procedures in an intelligent factory which involves in the integration of robot and automatic forklift, material handling by moving robots, stacking and unstacking.

Geek Moving System aims to replace the traditional automated guided vehicle and reduce labor intensity by flexible material handling and simple production line deployment.

Featuring in simple deployment, elegant industrial design, high-precise navigation and long-lasting battery life, and its compatibility with cage trolley traction, conveyor roller, lifting and human-machine interaction make Geek Moving System a perfect match in various scenarios of manufacturing such as raw material receiving and transfer, picking, loading and production line interface, especially suitable for consumer electronics and automotive manufacturing.

The other innovative equipment that Geek+ is going to showcase is called Automated Forklift.

Unlike traditional forklift operated by people, Geek Automated Forklift has realized self-driving through SLAM navigation and is capable of automated storage and retrieval.

Its sensors can detect the measurement and position of the goods on the shelves, pinpoint the pallet slots accurately and carry the goods to the appointed area under the instruction from the scheduling system which is independently developed by Geek+ Robotics. In addition, combining with mechanic arms, Geek Moving Robot and Automated Forklift is able to cooperate seamlessly, in which case that forklift only runs in the high-rise shelves area while the moving robots undertake the pallets moving tasks in the wider area of the warehouse, therefore path conflicts and travelling distance will be reduced significantly.

Yong Zheng, CEO of Geek+ Robotics, says: “Either Industry 4.0 or Made in China 2025, the essence is the same. That is, intelligent manufacturing.

“Not only the assorted intelligent equipment should be required in the intelligent factory, but also a powerful integrated control & scheduling system, which is able to schedule and coordinate each procedure of in-warehouse workflow so as to make sure every single equipment work in harmony.

“The ultimate mission of Geek+ is to develop a truly complete and highly flexible automation solution for intralogistics with the thorough integration of hardware technology and software solution.”

Geek+ is backed with $61.5 million investment funding, has 500+ employees. It provides one-stop AI and robotic solutions to enhance efficiency for users in logistics and warehouse management, and currently has more than 4,000 robots installed at 70 different companies around the world.

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