Geek+ Launches 8-meter-high Flexible Arm Robot for Warehouses
October 14, 2021
Geek+, a global maker of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced the launch of its RoboShuttle RS8-DA, an eight-meter high flexible arm robot. The new robot is designed to allow customers to maximize the use of their warehouses.
RoboShuttle is an efficient and flexible high-density solution that solves the complex logistics scenarios brought on by the rise in e-commerce and the need for systems that can optimize warehouse space intelligently, the company said. Compatible with 8-meter-high racks, tots, cartons or boxes of varying width, the robot can improve space utilization by 5x.
“With e-commerce and warehouse rental spikes, businesses need a flexibility and space utilization that traditional automation does not provide,” said Liu Kai, co-founder and vice president of smart warehouse products at Geek+. “Our engineering teams are continuously developing innovative solutions to meet this demand and allow our clients to remain competitive while providing a safe working environment to their employees.”
Built on a slim and robust chassis design, flexible door frame, and double-deep telescopic fork arms, the robot can navigate narrow aisles and reach a maximum height of 8,145 mm. Using its fork arms, the robot can access the inventory rows of varying depth, pleased as low as 285 mm and as high as 7,820 mm, targeting horizontal as well as vertical warehouse space.
The robot includes an intelligent depth camera and high-precision sensors, which allow it to adjust its arms to pick boxes of various sizes, optimizing overall shelf space. The storage location can also be allocated according to the size of the box, improving inventory organization, Geek+ said. Connected to a warehouse management system and driven by intelligent algorithms, the robot autonomously transfers up to eight totes to and from the workstation, automating picking, replenishment, reverse logistics, and inventory checking processes.
“As a long-term automation partner with strong R&D capabilities, we see it as our responsibility to facilitate various transitions that a business might be facing using flexible robotics,” said Kai. “Our AMR solutions are uniquely tailored to meet industry-specific challenges that logistics operators are facing today.”
For more details on the new RoboShuttle, visit the Geek+ website here.