AGV Butler “Goods-to-person” For improve connectivity

With many online and offline channels of sales available, and various services offered like same-day-delivery or store pick-up, customer preferences have evolved. This has forced companies to improve efficiency and reduce the order-to-delivery time. The sheer volume and mix of orders mean that warehouses across the world are under increasing pressure to deliver in the shortest possible time. Traditional rigid warehouse automation fail to deliver and flexible automation is the only viable solution for warehouses to gain a competitive advantage. The autonomous mobile robots from Grey Orange is an excellent example of goods-to-person automation.

TRANSITIC is now the partner of GreyOrange in France. GreyOrange is a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotic systems for the automation of warehouse and distribution centers. Based in Singapore, with research offices in India and regional centers in Germany, Japan, USA and Latina America, GreyOrange is at tje forefront of intralogistics robotics with clients like Zalando and DHL.

Website : https://www.greyorange.com/

The GreyOrange Butler is an advanced autonomous mobile robot that uses robotic goods-to-person technology for automated put-away, inventory storage, replenishment and order picking in fulfilment and distribution centers.

This goods-to-person automation system with robots in warehouse, adapts seamlessly to changing inventory profiles, demand patterns and peaks. Modular system architecture ensures bi-directional scalability to increase storage volume or fulfilment throughput independently, by adding more storage racks or robots, as needed.

Butler is the automated robotic “goods-to-person" solution.

This solution greatly increases intralogistics productivity.

Butler also allows for easy scaling to keep pace with your changing business.

  • Increased collection and sales rates (up to 300 and 500 per hour)
  • Pick : 3 times more productivity
  • Put : 2-3 times more productibity
  • Workforce reduction up to 50%
  • The number of robots and racks is easily and adjustable
  • Ease of maintenance (once a quarter)
  • High number of robotic units per system location : up to 500 Butlers.

The Butler system consists of Butler Robots (Autonomous mobile robots), Pick/Put stations, Mobile Storage Units (MSU), Auto-Charging stations, and the brain of the system is the GreyMatter, an end-to-end intelligent order fulfillment software platform that controls and manages various devices to drive autonomous collaboration.

The Butler Robot: M

  • Payload: 500 kgs
  • Moves in sync and has rotatable lift
  • Mutli-deep storage technology for smart space allocation that enhances storage density

The Butler Robot: XL

  • Payload : 1600 kgs
  • Payload type: Pallets, Drums, Sacks, Cartons and many more
  • Moves in sync and has rotatable lift
  • Multi-deep storage technology for smart space allocation that enhances storage density

THE COMPONENTS

Mobile Storage Units (MSU)

  • Store big and small cases, indivisible items, pallets and much more
  • Ability to reconfigure when inventory characteristics change over time
  • Variants: Hangers for apparel, bins for auto – spare parts and pallet barrel drums for manufacturing.

Pick Put Stations (PPS)

  • Multi-purpose workstation with multi-lingual user interface for guided pick, putaway, audit and returns operations
  • Enables operator to fulfill up to 48 orders simultaneously
  • Variants: Supports various configurations including pallet handling, put from / pick to conveyor and roll cages

Smart Charging Stations

  • Intelligent charging algorithme that enables opportunity charging. During non-peak periods, the system takes the opportunity to send the robots with the lowest battery levels to get charged
  • A full charge of 30 minutes ensures up to 8 hours of operations, while a quick charge of 5 minutes ensures 5 hours of operations.