Automated tote picking
Automated tote picking can significantly lower operational costs and improve store-friendly delivery. Totes are not stored in traditional racking, but in automated storage and retrieval systems.Read more
Vanderlande has developed Smart Item Robotics (SIR) to increase warehouse operation efficiencies. It can handle dynamic product ranges without SKU teaching. Intelligent stacking enables the efficient positioning of goods, while products are handled smoothly and securely. SIR can also be deployed in a flexible way by allowing for operator intervention as required.
SIR has two applications:
Bin-to-bin item picking
The robot picks single products from a source bin. The dimensions of each are measured while the robot is in motion and it gently stacks these into the required order carton or bin.
Bin-to-belt item picking
The robot picks single items from a source bin, again taking the dimensions of the product into account, before placing it on a belt. This can then feed a pocket sorter, packing machine or other type of sorter. With SIR, Vanderlande offers the next step in flexible warehouse automation.