April 21, 2022
China-based Geek+, which develops autonomous mobile robot (AMR) systems for logistics operations, has announced an upgrade to its goods-to-person system with a new picking station compatible with its P-series robots that carry mobile shelves and racks.
The new picking station includes several improvements, including a wrist-worn scanner that eliminates the need for excess walking; a stepladder that locks in place to reduce the danger of falling; and a projector that instantly indicates where goods are placed and taken. The new additions are also linked to an integrated control box that contains all of the systems needed for picking operations and coordination with Geek+ AMRs.
“We want to make picking operations safer and less strenuous for warehouse employees,” said Kai Liu, co-founder and head of smart warehouses at Geek+. “Our robots are there to not only increase efficiency, but also to improve the working environment for operators.”
The new projector is also synchronized with the Geek+ picking system – after an AMR moves the shelf to the picking station, the projector indicates the target slot on the shelf to help warehouse operators quickly locate the goods.
The stepladder includes four omnidirectional wheels for ease and range of motion. To ensure the safety of the operator, once weight is placed on any step, four anti-slip pedals ensure the ladder does not move, Geek+ said. The portable scanner, an industrial smart watch lets an operator scan goods quickly at the flick of a wrist. The company said advantages of this are especially notable during peak times when orders come in quickly – an operator can more quickly allocate goods to orders and deal with the high flux and tempo.
Geek+ said the new picking station is compatible with its flagship P-series robots, and the materials are already available and can be ordered, distributed, and installed worldwide in any setting that uses Geek+’s picking solutions.
For more details, visit the Geek+ website here.