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Dematic launches new robotic piece picking module

LBR Staff Writer Published 11 May 2018

Dematic has introduced new robotic piece picking module, which was developed to improve accuracy and productivity.

The new robotic piece picking module will help improve accuracy and productivity during the last touch, where items with different sizes and shapes are processed by hand, of the fulfillment process.

The last touch is generally a manual process, and now robotic piece picking module can be used to complete the automation of the fulfillment chain.

Dematic’s new module is said to select grip, lift and place individual items with different sizes into containers or bins to complete a shipment.

The module maintains pick rates between 600 and 1,200 items per hour, and allows to deliver a range of SKUs such as personal care items, cosmetics, packaged food, office supplies and variety of other package types, shapes and fragility.

Dematic robotics center of excellence vice president Crystal Parrott said: “Our robotics offerings, such as the Robotic Piece Picking Module, help warehouse managers streamline processes through advanced technology and software that operate 24/7 with extraordinary accuracy, drilling down labor costs and improving fulfillment efficiency.

“The key to success is in identifying the system solution that meets the unique needs of a customer’s application.” 

With more than 6,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic provides integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain.

Dematic is a member of Kion Group, which is specialized in providing industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions.

In 2016, Kion Group acquired logistics automation company Dematic for about $2.1bn, as part of its efforts to expand its supply chain solution capabilities.

In April this year, Dematic launched a portfolio of automated solutions to meet the requirements of omni-channel distribution environment.

The new automated solutions include dynamic order fulfillment, robotic warehouse automation and mobile automation, which are integrated with Dematic iQ performance optimizing software. 

Image: Dematic’s robotic piece picking module completes the automation of the fulfillment chain. Photo: courtesy of Dematic.