Geek+ Releases New Picking Station to Work With P-Series Robots

Mobile robot maker Geek+ said the new system adds new safety features to reduce injuries and worker fatigue.

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Geek+ said its new picking station maximizes the efficiency of humans and robots.

Mobile robot maker Geekplus Technology Co. announced this week that it has upgraded its flagship goods-to-person system with a new picking station that is compatible with its P-Series mobile robots.

Kai Liu, Geek+ co-founder and head of smart warehouses, said the company wants “to make picking operations safer and less strenuous for warehouse employees.”

“Our robots are there to not only increase efficiency, but also to improve the working environment for operators,” Liu added. 

New picking station reduces risk of items falling

Beijing-based Geek+ said its new picking station includes several improved elements. They include a wrist-worn scanner that eliminates the need for excess walking; a stepladder that locks in place, reducing the danger of falling; and a projector that instantly indicates where goods are to be placed and taken.

The company said these additions are linked to an integrated control box that contains all systems necessary for picking operations and coordination with its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Geek+ said its P-Series line have the “ability to reduce 50% to 70% of manual labor and increase picking accuracy to 99.99%.”

Geek+ system adapts to peak hours

The projector is synchronized with the Geek+ picking system. After the AMR moves the shelf to the picking station, the projector indicates the target slot on the shelf, helping warehouse operators quickly locate the goods.

The stepladder is fitted with four omnidirectional wheels for ease and range of motion, the company said.

To ensure the safety of the operator, once weight is placed on any step, four anti-slip pedals ensure the ladder does not move, drastically reducing the risk of falls.

The portable scanner, an industrial smart watch, allows the operator to scan goods quickly - literally with a flick of the wrist.

The advantages of this are especially notable during peak times, when orders are coming in quickly: The operator can more quickly allocate goods to orders and deal with the high flux and tempo, the company said. 

The company said the materials are already available and can be ordered, distributed, and installed worldwide.

Geek+ was recently awarded eight Logistics Innovation awards at the SITL (Semaine de I’lnnovation du Transport & de la Logistique) conference in Paris.


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Geek+ said its new picking station maximizes the efficiency of humans and robots.


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