Today, the web has become one of the preferred modes of consumption. We usually go to e-commerce sites, just likeAmazon, the Fnac or Cdiscount to buy products and to be delivered quietly at home.
But in the shadows, there is a job that the end consumer does not necessarily see: it is all the logistics necessary for the delivery of goods. parcel and the preparation of orders. A permanent job that requires to lead a logisticseffective and productively in the management of stocks and shipments. Fortunately, today there are many innovations that aim to simplify the daily life of industrialists, like innovative robots that we are going to present to you today that can save a lot of time.
In collaboration with ALL4PACK Paris, the international exhibition of Paris dedicated to packaging and intralogistics innovation, we invite you to discover today a series of innovations that revolutionize the world of logistics and the preparation of orders. Because the race for delivery is such an issue today that it is necessary to innovate and rely on technology to work for customer satisfaction.
About ALL4PACK Paris : organized every two years, ALL4PACK Paris is the reference show in France dedicated to packaging professionals. It covers key areas of packaging, process, printing and intralogistics. The latest innovations in the packaging sector for the food industry, beverages and liquids, cosmetics, beauty, luxury goods, health, e-commerce and distribution, and industrial goods are revealed here. professionals from Europe and Africa. Rendezvous from November 26 to 29, 2018 for the next edition.
1. Skypod: the robot that navigates in 3D between shelves
French society Exotec Solutions imagined Skypod, a little robot who sailing literally between the shelves. Skypod comes in the form of a small robot designed to carry bins containing articles. Its particularity is to be able to navigate the warehouse without requiring a guiding infrastructure. In short, he is able to to climb all alone shelves to recover products. Designed to optimize time and handling, this little robot is able to pack 400 parcels within one hour. Just that.read more information on the websiteExotec Solutions.
2. Kiva: Amazon's robot that carries the shelves
You wonder how Amazon to deliver your parcels so quickly? His solution is surely in two words: Amazon Robotics. This special division manages the logistics of the e-commerce giant thanks to Kiva, an innovative robot saves considerable time. It has the particularity of literally carrying the shelves where the products to be delivered are stored. The principle is simple: when a product is purchased, the robot starts, retrieves the shelf and directly brings the product to the handler in charge of order preparation. Only in United States, tens of thousands of robots equip warehousesAmazon. The society Kiva Systems, at the origin of this innovation, had been bought by Amazon in 2012 for $ 777 million.read more information on the websiteAmazon Robotics.
3. Celluveyor: the robotic carpet that goes in all directions
In a completely different way, the Celluveyor is an absolutely ingenious robot that revolutionizes the day-to-day life of the handlers. Imagined in Germany by the company of the same name, this robot comes in the form of a conveyor belt Very peculiar. While carpets are usually just dragging parcels and products in one direction, the Celluveyor is equipped with several wheels that will allow you to choose the direction in real time. Thanks to a dedicated application, the handlers can change the orientation of the carpet in one click on the touch screen. Genius !read more information on the website of Celluveyor.
4. Ocado: Automated robots that manage a 100% connected warehouse
Place to the future! the United Kingdom, the supermarket chain Ocado unveiled a new kind of futuristic warehouse. And just visual level, the idea inevitably attracts our attention. Ocado is managed by automated robots, thousands of them evolve on a wire rack which looks like lines of pixels. Each storage space contains a range of products that the robot will be able to recover with ease by sliding along the grids. All the robots realize65 000 orders per week, and if you ask yourself the question, they manage not to crash during their travels through a network 4G which keeps this whole system interconnected. The world is well done.read more about the article of The Verge.
5. AGV WEASEL: the "taxi" robot that drives the products
Even robots are entitled to their Taxi (or their VTC if you prefer). Imagined by society SSI Schäfer, AGV WEASEL is a small robot specially designed to facilitate the transportation of products from one treadmill to another in a warehouse. It can also be used for moving from one storage box to another ... As you can see, it is used for all types of transfer. In short, AGV WEASEL the perfect little taxi that ensures the transport of your goods. And best of all, it can be used manually or fully automated. A faithful companion that saves considerable time in the warehouse.read more information on the website of SSI Schäfer.
BONUS: The warehouse of the future
We end this selection with this time an idea of what could be theconnected warehouse of the future. Cape Town for China to discover this concept imagined by JD.com (one of the largest e-commerce companies in the country). With not far from 300 million customers around the world, JD.com has many warehouses, and like all the giants of e-commerce, the company needs to streamline its logistics and save time in the preparation of orders. This concept shows us a "Warehouse of the future" where the whole chain is entirely automated and connected without any human intervention ... What if that's the future?
We have presented here different robots innovative solutions that revolutionize logistics and the preparation of orders to allow parcels to arrive more quickly at home.
To find out about trends in handling and logistics, and to meet robotics players present, we invite you to register now at the ALL4PACK Paris show which will take place from November 26th to 29th at the Paris-Nord-Villepinte exhibition center.
And for the aficionados of this subject, a conference on robotization baptized "Robotization for all!" will take place at the show ALL4PACK Paris November 28 at 11am. For a long time the privilege of the big groups, the robotisation makes its entry in the SMEs: new actors, clearer regulation and efforts of the manufacturers contribute to this recent phenomenon ... Think about it!