Robotic fulfilment cart to debut at IMHX
12 August 2019
Synergy – the company behind the SnapFulfil WMS – is debuting its innovative robotic fulfilment cart at IMHX 2019.
Adopting a ‘man-to-goods’ approach to multi order picking and automation, SnapCart is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that can significantly reduce pickers’ daily walking distance from as much as 15 miles to 1 mile.
Synergy chairman, Hugh Stevens, explains: “SnapCart utilises an intuitive ‘cellular picking’ method whereby the picker is allocated a confined cell in the picking area. Similar to Uber, the nearest picker is assigned to SnapCart and instructed to perform the picks just for this cell. It displays which items are required using a unique light-bar controlled by the SnapFulfil WMS, thus ensuring high productivity and accuracy.
“Whereas many AMRs have been developed from a robotics standpoint, SnapCart is application led and has been specifically engineered for the robust demands of the warehouse environment. It carries up to 48 totes, which is much more than any other man-to-goods cart on the market.
"The motors and sensors are engineered to automotive industry standards, while the navigation technology gives superior Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM) and is the best available for the featureless warehouse environment, providing safe and efficient manoeuvring at all times.”
With its easy-to-use interface, warehouse workers can be trained on the solution within minutes, plus carts can be added as needed - allowing for scalability and start-up cost management.
Designed to help not replace warehouse operatives, SnapCart is the optimum robotic solution because of its low cost and low risk - and can simply be adopted without major infrastructure changes. Stand 6E178