New disruptive, robotic goods-to-person picking system offers maximum flexibility for eCommerce

The Skypod system from Exotec Solutions delivers a flexible, scalable system that is designed to disrupt eCommerce logistics, and is now available from LAC Conveyors & Automation in the UK.

The Skypod system is making an impact for three reasons. Firstly, the ability of the ‘3D mobile robots’ to scale shelves as well as roll around at ground level. Second, is the speed. Scuttling about at 9 miles per hour, the robots can quickly transfer goods in the warehouse to human operators who handle packing and shipping.

Thirdly, Exotec says the robots’ laser scanner navigation system allows them to travel anywhere in the storage area, while operating with a maximum payload of 30 kg.

This new system is designed to offer a flexible, scalable option, best positioned to disrupt eCommerce logistics. It responds to today’s market requirements which sees companies putting the emphasis on deployment speed and flexible deployment capability rather than heavy fixed infrastructure to best respond to rapid fluctuations in demand.

Exotec says its Skypod addresses the needs of a new generation of customers who are looking for high performance and high-density systems that can be modified every two years.

From inception, the system has been designed to ensure fast deployment and full scalability.

Also, the system’s software is powered by the latest artificial intelligence, allowing deployment on site within days instead of weeks.

In recognising that process automation with AI enables an entire organisation to be always optimising operations, LAC Conveyors & Automation is delighted to work hand in hand with Exotec in driving this intelligent system into the UK logistics arena.

“Our clients within retail, warehousing and distribution face the same challenges day in and day out, labour, space and throughput,” says Chris Unwin, CEO of LAC Conveyors & Automation. “And with the ever-evolving customer demands leading to increased SKU proliferation and the need to store a large variety of products to hand, presents automation challenges that LAC as a team are built to address.

“Our knowledge and capability offer flexible and scalable solutions aiding our clients' transition to full or partial automation,” he continues. “This seeking to improve operation works hand in hand with the power of flexible, scalable automation and the Exotec Skypod System satisfies this need.”

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