March 16, 2022
RightHand Robotics, which develops autonomous robotic picking solutions for order fulfillment, has announced its Partner Integrator Program to create an ecosystem for robotic piece-picking projects with complementary warehouse technologies. Element Logic, which partners with AutoStore and is one of Europe’s leading intralogistics companies, has joined the program as its charter member.
The partner program aims to make it easier for customers to adopt robotic piece-picking by working with their preferred automation suppliers. “The Partner Integrator program aligns business goals of system integrators, OEM technology providers, certified robot integrator partners, and other related sales alliance members,” said Paul Eyre, director of global channels at RightHand Robotics. “The program offers strategic, commercial and technical engagement such that companies can develop and build comprehensive solutions that are powered by RightHand Robotics’ RightPick item-handling technology.”
Through this joint effort, Element Logic introduced the eOperator, which enables the automated handling of goods stored in AutoStore via RightPick core robotic picking technology, and featuring the RightPick AI software. The overall solution is controlled and managed by eManager software developed by Element Logic, to provide visibility and optimize performance. When a customer places an order online, the system transfers the proper item from its inventory storage location in the AutoStore cube storage zone directly into the outbound order container, without any manual touch. The eOperator can pick and place thousands of different products, filling orders efficiently and correctly every time, Element Logic said.
“We chose to partner with RightHand Robotics for its breadth of robotic picking expertise and a straightforward approach to system integration,” said Havard Hallas, chief commercial officer at Element Logic. “With surging online commerce placing great stress on fulfillment centers, now was the time to create a one-stop solution to ease our customers’ business pain. Our technology and AutoStore combined with the RightPick system creates a new future for warehouse automation. We believe this collaboration will establish a new benchmark for the intralogistics industry.”
Element Logic said eOperator has already been deployed in an AutoStore installation for Solar A/S, a European sourcing and service company in the electrical, plumbing and ventilation sectors (read case study here or watch video below). In addition, eOperator is available at two demonstration centers in Kløfta, Norway, and Bad Friedrichshall, Germany, where customers can talk with solutions experts, experience the system in operation, and conduct picking tests with representative products.
RightHand and Element Logic will be at the upcoming MODEX 2022 supply chain event in Atlanta, March 28-31, 2022.