RightHand Robotics, a provider of warehouse automation technology, and Element Logic, an AutoStore partner, have launched an integrated robotic piece-picking solution that combines the technologies of both companies.
The announcement was made in conjunction with IMHX in Birmingham, UK, September 24-27.
The robotic piece-picking solution combines award-winning technology from RightHand Robotics with Element Logic software and AutoStore’s automated storage and retrieval system.
The system integrates with any warehouse management software or enterprise resource planning system, enabling customers to decrease operational costs and boost overall profit.
Range, rate, and reliability
RHR’s technology excels at the 3Rs of robotic piece-picking: Range, Rate, and Reliability. The platform is able to pick and place a wide range of items, fulfilling orders at high speeds while ensuring that customers consistently receive what they ordered.
The system uses vision, machine learning, and an advanced multi-function gripper with gripping fingers and a suction cup that can be used independently or in tandem with humans at the same picking station for maximum flexibility.
Leif Jentoft, co-founder of RightHand Robotics, says: “The Element team’s expertise in warehouse automation has made the project run smoothly, and RHR is excited to be working together to connect robotic picking with customer operations.
“With proven reliability and millions of picks, our technology provides an obvious advantage in today’s environment of shrinking labor and increasing customer pressure for supply chain performance.”
Ready for work
The new robotic piece-picking solution will help customers advance in their markets and is ideal for picking-related warehouse tasks.
Element Logic offers Design and Consulting services to ensure that customers know how this platform can work for them.
This includes a pickability assessment where customers have the option to see for themselves how well the robotic piece-picking platform picks and places their SKUs, followed by a detailed report with recommendations for optimal use tailored to their specific needs.
Steinar Overbeck Cook, CTO at Element Logic, says: “After a long test phase to ensure that our robotic piece-picking solution will produce profitable results for our customers, we are now ready to launch our collaborative technology at IMHX.
‘Our solution is ready to run with any warehouse management software to optimize warehouse performance. The interface is intuitive, reducing the need for training.”