Autonomous case handling robot maker HAI Robotics will be running live demonstrations of its technology at the upcoming Intralogistica Italia 2022 trade show.
The Shenzhen, China-based company, whose European headquarters are in the Netherlands, will show its HAIPICK A42 robot at the Italian trade show. The company said its autonomous case-handling robot (ACR) can help meet rising demand, as companies look for more flexible and cost-efficient goods-to-person order-picking systems.
“Our ACR system is an excellent solution for the challenges the Italian warehousing/logistics market is facing, and an excellent solution deserves a team of excellent people to support it,” said Davide Tuzi, HAI Robotics' country manager in Italy. “This is the kind of team we are building up in Europe, and in Italy in particular.”
“We aim to create a local network of system integrator, installation and service partners, so that any user of ACR systems can expect rapid and high-quality service wherever they are in Italy,” he added.
Statistics show Italy is committed to manufacturing
The second-largest manufacturing country in Europe, Italy has strong curiosity for automation, including among warehouses and distribution centers, as the government is pushing forward to develop Industry 4.0, Tuzi said.
As the EU's third-largest economy, Italy has registered solid growth in e-commerce, catalyzed by COVID-19 pandemic. The country is the 14th largest market for e-commerce, with a revenue of $26 billion in 2021, according to Statista Digital Market Outlook.
Also, as fewer people want to do hard manual labor, the lack of enough qualified workers is another driver for warehouses in Italy to turn their eyes on automation, Tuzi said, noting robots will improve the work environment in warehouses.
HAI ACR can carry eight loads of totes
HAI Robotics said its ACR systems, using HAIPICK robots doing picking and sorting, offer a warehousing efficiency of three to four times faster than manual work and allow maximum space utilization. The HAIPICK A42 robot can reach as high as 8 m (26.2 ft.) and carry eight loads of totes/cartons in one movement to continuously feed picking stations.
The robot, supported by AI algorithms and equipped with high-precision cameras, boasts 99.99% picking and sorting accuracy, thus eliminating the risk of returns due to errors, claimed HAI Robotics.
The ACR systems can be implemented in a very short time and are easily scalable, said the company. Clients can scale the project according to their growth curves with little disruption to existing warehouse operations, it said.
The systems have been implemented in more than 500 projects around the world, including leading brands of e-commerce, third-party logistics (3PL), manufacturing, and apparel, many of which have faced strong seasonal peaks.
To see HAI Robotics' ACR systems live, please visit Booth C11/D12 Hall 10— Fiera Milano. The trade show runs from May 3-6, in Milan, Italy.