For warehousing, robotization is an obvious option. It is expected that between 2018 and 2035 a large part of the activities in warehouses will be taken over by logistic robots. The tasks in a warehouse are often already controlled by a computer. Many tasks are highly recurrent and structured, which makes robotisation an obvious option. E-commerce also plays a role. Because more and more parcels are ordered online, volumes are increasing and deliveries have to be made faster and faster. This is another reason why the robot has a future in warehouses.
Examples and applications of logistic robots
Robots can be used for internal transport, sorting, all kinds of material handling and picking. Still has launched the iGo Neo as the ultimate cobot. The technology is integrated in the CX20 order pick truck, which allows the truck to slavishly follow the order picker on the shop floor. The truck knows its surroundings, knows when orders are left or right in the aisle and follows its 'owner' at a short but safe distance. Jungheinrich's answer to the 'cobot race' in order picking is easyPilot. The technique is available on the ECE horizontal order picker. The truck automatically moves with the operator and stops as soon as he uses the remote control or reaches a predefined destination. Crown has been creating a furore with QuickPick Remote order picking technology for many years. The innovative order picking technology via remote control glove has already won several awards. The remote technology was originally linked to an order picking truck, the GPC 3000. The system is now also available for order pickers with elevating forks and order pickers with scissor lift.