Do you need more hands at the inbound, outbound, and order picking areas?

In association with Robomotive, Kardex offers smart pick and place robotics solutions that automatically pick, process, and place goods, 24 hours a day. 

Customer needs

  • Depalletization of heavy totes, bins, or cartons
  • Filling of pallets and trolleys
  • Support filling of loose loaded bins
  • Order picking from “goods-to-person” stations
  • Replenishing “goods-to-person” systems

Main activities of robotics

  • Support picking

    Pick randomly orientated and unknown objects from any original packaging with high speeds of up to 1200 picks/hour.

  • Process products

    Separate, orientate, measure, sort, scan, and generally transport products from A to B.

  • Move products

    Place items in different locations (e.g. trolleys, Euro pallets, bins, flow racks, or into a machine).

Support picking

Pick randomly orientated and unknown objects from any original packaging with high speeds of up to 1200 picks/hour.

Process products

Separate, orientate, measure, sort, scan, and generally transport products from A to B.

Move products

Place items in different locations (e.g. trolleys, Euro pallets, bins, flow racks, or into a machine).

Kardex robots

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Robomotive Item Picker

The Item Picker supports employees with their piece picking activities. By using integrated eye-hand coordination (3D Vision), the Item Picker is very flexible and accessible.

Characteristics

A basic pick functionality with integrated eye-hand coordination and, offered as an add-on to transfer any "goods to person" system into a "goods-to-robot" system. Based on Robomotive's 3D Vision software and nine years of experience with rapid image processing, it provides a safe, stable, and high performing integration with the robot and gripper functions.

  • Combines with storage systems, sorter systems, packing lines, and more
  • Industrial and high performance up to 1,200 picks/hour
  • Multi-functional for random products and stacking patterns
  • Ideal for piece picking and replenishment activities
  • Communicates with WMS, WCS, and other systems
  • Lifting capacity of up to 10 kg with a reach of 2 meters

Robomotive Case Picker

The Case Picker supports employees with its (full) case picking activities. By using integrated eye-hand coordination (3D Vision), the Case Picker is very flexible and accessible. It handles totes, bins, and cartons.

Characteristics

A basic pick functionality, with integrated eye-hand coordination and, offered as a mobile unit (plug & play). Based on Robomotive's 3D Vision software and nine years of experience with rapid image processing, it provides a safe, stable, and high performing integration with the robot and gripper functions.

  • Industrial and high performance up to 800 picks/hour
  • Multi-functional (for random case sizes and stacking patterns)
  • Services pallets and cage trolleys (up to 2-meters high)
  • Communicates with WMS, WCS, and other systems, but also a stand-alone operation is possible
  • Lifting capacity of up to 50 kg
  • Reach of 3 meters

Efficient handling of

  • Different sized bins and totes measuring up to 600 x 500 x 400 mm and weighing up to 50kg
  • Different sized cartons measuring up to 600 x 500 x400 mm and weighing up to 30 kg
  • Additional boxes on request

Software

Software is at the heart of every smart robotics solution. Robomotive's unique, self-developed software connects all individual components. It is crucial to manage and control all of these areas such as 3D Vision, robot control, machine safety, and other integrated functionalities such as scanning, applying, and measuring. 

  • Solutions feature either Beckhoff or Siemens PLC and safety controls 
  • A human-machine interface allows operators to access all control functions easily
  • The software design is completely modular and therefore does not rely on a robot or camera brand. This allows it to rapidly adapt to the latest market technologies 

3D Vision

Applying a high-quality 3D Vision camera (active stereo vision) is a must to achieve high-speed picking performance. In combination with Robomotive's image processing software, robots recognize and visually separate products very rapidly. This allows robots to pick and place both quickly and accurately. 

Fields of application

Robotics might be a good option in many cases. Below please find two of them.

  • Palletizing and de-palletizing of random cases (boxes, crates, totes) is a rapidly growing warehouse activity often performed by employees.
  • With product diversity growing and measures to reduce CO2 emissions tightening, demands for dedicated shipping volumes continue to increase. This means case sizes are also becoming more and more diverse.
  • Conventional (de)palletizing systems are not flexible enough to manage this change because they can only handle predefined product sizes and predefined stacking patterns. This causes a demand for flexible robotization to pop up.
  • Robomotive's Case Picker including the robot, gripper, 3D Vision, and its control, offers flexibility and high performing (de)palletization.
  • Piece picking is a rapidly growing warehouse activity that is often performed by employees.
  • With products increasing in volume and diversity, as well as booming e-commerce order quantities, there is a significant need for flexible automated piece picking systems.
  • Sorting batches of picked items, in many cases, is still a manual activity. It is a very complex combination of visual and physical activities involving separating products by sight and then picking and placing. All while aiming for high-speed production.
  • Picking single pieces from storage systems and bringing them successfully to a source like a packing machine or sorting system shows identical complexity.
  • Robomotive's Item Picker including the robot, gripper, 3D Vision, and full control, offers great flexibility and high-performing piece picking.

Benefits at a glance

  • State-of-the-art pick and place robotics

  • Increased performance / throughput by achieving up to 1,200 picks/hour

  • Fewer picking errors

  • Higher performance with the same amount of people leads to reduced operational costs

  • 24/7 availability

  • Automated data-logging

State-of-the-art pick and place robotics

Increased performance / throughput by achieving up to 1,200 picks/hour

Fewer picking errors

Higher performance with the same amount of people leads to reduced operational costs

24/7 availability

Automated data-logging

Let’s find the right solution to fit your requirements!