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Intelligrated Introduces Enhanced Robotic Mixed-load Order Fulfillment Solutions at PACK EXPO International 2014
Intelligrated Posted 11/03/2014
Next-generation robotic technology increases product-handling flexibility and load stability to satisfy mixed-load requirements
Intelligrated®, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, launches its next generation of robotic mixed-load order fulfillment solutions. Key enhancements include adjustable end-of-arm tooling capable of handling up to four cases simultaneously and an integrated stack-and-wrap system. Ideal for retail replenishment applications, Alvey® robotic mixed-load order fulfillment solutions utilize the latest advancements in robotic integration, software, controls and vision technology to palletize and depalletize partial and mixed-load pallets, enabling operations to replace manual processes with the efficiency and accuracy of automation.
Intelligrated’s booth, #3536, features a robotic mixed-load palletizing and vision-guided depalletizing demonstration with an autonomous mobile robot to transport pallet loads from palletizing to depalletizing stations. The end-of-arm tooling can handle multiple cases simultaneously for increased palletizing speed and product handling flexibility for applications with unique packaging types. The robotic depalletizing solution utilizes vision technology capable of identifying products and positions to accommodate different SKUs and patterns. The demonstration also includes an integrated stack-and-wrap system to ensure load stability and features integrated controls for robotics and stretch wrapping on the same platform.
The mobile robot’s role in the booth demonstration offers an introduction to Intelligrated’s advanced mobility products. Unlike traditional automated guided vehicles, this mobile robot uses onboard lasers and mapping technology to dynamically navigate through a warehouse or manufacturing facility, adjusting its path to move around obstructions without assistance from facility staff.
“Intelligrated’s enhanced robotic order fulfillment solutions bring increased speed and product handling flexibility to help satisfy demand for mixed-load and partial pallets,” said Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems. “The suite of robotics solutions combines with the rest of Intelligrated’s lineup of automation and software solutions to provide maximum efficiency from a fully-integrated system.”
Intelligrated is also featuring information on its traditional high-speed palletizing offerings, automated storage and retrieval systems, and lifecycle support services such as modifications and upgrades, system assessments and spare parts.