Thursday, April 04, 2013
Robots take over e-commerce warehouse jobs
Swisslog, a global supplier of integrated logistics solutions headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, is providing highly efficient robotic goods-to-person solution for e-commerce. The Click&Pick system uses a fleet of robots instead of fixed aisle cranes or shuttles. Any robot can reach any product and deliver it to any workstation. The robots are designed with simplicity in mind, resulting in a highly reliable machine with very low operating costs.
Swisslog’s Click&Pick high-speed workstations can achieve over 1000 picks per hour per person and eliminate all walking within the warehouse and can reduce the ‘status quo’ labor force by more than half! Click&Pick’s lightning fast operation allows cycle times, from customer order thru picking to shipment, as low as 20 minutes. This makes Click&Pick an attractive order fulfillment solution for the quickly growing e-commerce market.
Check out the video below for a demo.