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High storage density combined with flexible picking

28 March 2022

GEEK+ HAS launched Sky-Storage & Ground-Pick, which seeks to marry ‘ultra-high storage density to highly flexible picking’.

The solution combines four-way shuttles and P800 picking robots to take advantage of vertical warehouse space without sacrificing picking speed.

This expands Geek+’s warehouse picking and storage offering, following the launch of PopPick and RoboShuttle.

On the upper levels of the warehouse, the four-way shuttles utilise vertical space for pallet storage and quick and flexible replenishment of the lower level. Below them, picking robots move shelves, pallets, and racks containing the most in-demand goods. Businesses can add or remove robots from the system according to business fluctuations, seamlessly expanding storage to fit demand. Existing infrastructure such as conveyor belts, robotic arms, or automatic lifts can be integrated into the system for receiving and/or distributing goods.

Geek+ co-founder and VP of picking and smart warehouse Kai Liu, says: “When It comes to getting the most out of the warehouse space available, traditional warehousing systems are no longer up to the task. With Sky-Storage & Ground-Pick, businesses have the solution to tackle challenges like labor shortages and increasing costs of warehouse space and deliver the level of service their customers expect.” 

Compared with manual warehouses that use beam racks for storage and shipment, the four-way shuttle racks provides higher and denser storage spaces without compromising worker safety. On the ground level, the P800 provides high-speed picking, and intelligent algorithms combined with quick full-pallet put-away improve the rationality of operations. Efficiency of both tote and piece picking is increased by 2-3 times.

The width of the four-way shuttle running main-aisle is only 1250mm for standard pallets (L1200mm*W1000mm), which is just 40% of the traditional forklift aisle. Extending racks to the tops of the available space under the warehouse roof, Sky-Storage & Ground-Pick takes storage capacity to more than 5 times that of traditional warehouses. Given that the solution is built upon the interaction of two flexible robots, it provides the ability to seamlessly connect different warehouse areas. Artificial intelligence automatically manages and carries out replenishment and storage relocation.

Kai Liu continues: “Our R&D team is dedicated to providing the most effective solutions to retailers’ warehouse pain points. Goods-to-person is just the tip of the iceberg for what AMRs can provide to warehouse logistics. Geek+ intends to continue to set the innovation pace in the industry.”

For more information, visit www.geekplus.com