HAI Robotics, a high-density robotic inventory systems provider, recently announced a collaboration with full-service automation provider Honeywell Intelligrated to deploy high-density storage and retrieval systems. The partnership will integrate HAI’s Robotics’ autonomous storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) with Honeywell’s Momentum Warehouse Execution Software.
The companies said their combined efforts enable warehouse operators to analyze real-time operating information across their facilities to prioritize and redirect work performed by both robotic systems and employees.
“Companies face high costs for warehouse space, continued labor shortages and pressure to deliver goods quickly,” said Keith Fisher, President of Honeywell Intelligrated. “The combination of Honeywell and HAI Robotics delivers faster time-to-value than most traditional material handling storage and retrieval solutions, providing greater flexibility to meet changing demand and reducing execution risk for our customers.”
HAI Robotics’ ACR systems can optimize underutilized spaces
HAI Robotics’ AS/RS use guided autonomous case-handling mobile robots (ACR) capable of reaching high rack locations up to 32 feet above the ground. These systems can reduce the floorspace needed to store inventory, and can operate within existing brownfield and warehouse sites, as well as for micro-fulfillment in underutilized retail spaces.
HAI said its ACR solutions can store a variety of containers, cases, and totes, as well as moving pallets, and shelves, supporting e-commerce, automotive, and third-party logistics as well as manufacturing operations.
“Honeywell’s 30+ years of experience in supply chain automation technology development and deployment, robotics integration expertise, and ability to complement our ACR technology through powerful software and support services make them an ideal partner for our company,” said Brian Reinhart, Chief Revenue Officer at HAI Robotics.
HAI said their ACRs can increase productivity by achieving throughput rates of approximately 500 pieces per hour, compared to 100-250 pieces per hour without the use of robotics.
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