Astrid is an AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) capable of performing a pallet rack inventory with productivity of 5,000 pallets per hour. This means sites can do away with fiscal inventories and cycle counts, and also increases quality of service and the productivity of forklift drivers. Designed by ID Logistics, the robot is scheduled for deployment at a dozen sites in 2023.
The IoT, or Internet of Things, is improving visibility of logistics operations. Connected sensors collect data. They have multiple uses (door opening control, monitoring of electricity consumption, presence sensors, package counting, temperature control, dashboard, etc.). The TOF (Time Of Flight) sensor can, for example, measure the height of a pallet or trigger a restocking operation when the minimum stock level is reached.
The Locus AMR assists operators during the picking process. The robots move autonomously from one location to the next, saving pickers long journeys. Thanks to this solution, the operator does the picking and the robot does the moving. This collaborative process improves productivity and workstation ergonomics.
These AMRs are used to move shelves and pallets between a storage area and fixed picking stations. They allow for denser storage. The number of shelves and robots is scalable, making the solution very flexible.
VR Training is a virtual reality training tool. Learners are immersed in a fun experience allowing them to learn the appropriate gestures in a stimulating and secure environment. Three training modules have already been developed at our sites with more set to come.
Tracking by Artificial Intelligence
Thanks to a new visual tag technology, the goods identification codes are optimised to be read by any long range camera. They can be used to track products on the docks or to validate loads.