HAI Robotics, an autonomous case-handling robot maker, will present its flexible totes-to-person warehouse automation products at MODEX 2022.
The company's exhibits this year include two types of autonomous case-handling robots and one workstation that was crafted to explore the full potentials of order-fulfillment efficiency, deployment flexibility and scalability in a goods-to-person order-handling context, the company said.
HAIPICK enables higher storage density
The HAIPICK A42T robot to be displayed is an evolution of the company’s IFOY 2021 “Best in Intralogistics” title earner. With a telescopic lift function that can flexibly adjust its picking height, it can handle bins (totes or cartons) at a storage height ranging from 0.28 to 10 m (0.91 to 32 ft.), the company said.
It can carry eight loads to goods-to-person workstations in one move, and shuttle between storage areas while avoiding obstacles.
Shenzhen, China-based company said the HAIPICK A3 forklift robot is a new product that targets wider warehousing scenarios in addition to bin storage. It handles goods that don’t require a container, such as tires, trays and boards that can be lifted by a fork from the bottom.
Its fork-lifting design brings an extra benefit of higher storage density since spaces between neighboring bins can be reduced, the company said.
This type of robot is a good match with working environments where control for dust, static and pollution is strict.
In addition to high flexibility, the HAIPICK robots outperform other goods-transporting robots by bringing every inch under the ceiling available for storage, the company claims.
HAI Robotics creates ecosystem
A HAIPORT-powered workstation, which can fulfill orders at in-bound and out-bound, involves collaboration between HAIPICK robots, a HAIPORT, and conveyor belts. HAIPORT is an automatic loading and unloading machine that can be docked with autonomous case-handling robots and conveyor belts.
At a HAIPORT-powered workstation, multiple loads of totes or cartons are unloaded from the HAIPICK robots at the entry side of the HAIPORT. They are then transferred onto the conveyor belts for sorting per system orders and moved to the exit side of the HAIPORT. There, they are fetched by robots for the next round of order processing, the company said.
The HAIPORT-powered workstation is suitable for medium-to-large warehouses that have high throughput requirement of at least 400 bins per hour, the company said. Its machine rate can deliver 600 bins per hour to an operator.
It is suitable for extensive storage scenarios in which medium and small-sized bins are used, such as raw materials, small electronics, apparel, medicine, retails and 3PL industries that have large number of SKUs, the company said.
Partners to showcase technology
Material Handling Systems (MHS), SVT Robotics, GreyOrange, and Tompkins Robotics will also be showcasing HAI Robotics’ technologies at their booths.
Days ahead of MODEX 2022, HAI ROBOTICS announced new partnerships with Tompkins Robotics and Storage Solutions. HAI ROBOTICS said the partnership allows them to expand to various new industries across North America.
HAI Robotics will be located at Booth C4585.
HAI continues U.S. expansion
“It's a very exciting time for HAI ROBOTICS as we continue our expansion and growth in the U.S,” said Brian Reinhart, vice president of sales and marketing at HAI Robotics U.S.. “In order to best serve the market and accommodate the requests of our end users, we are developing a robust, strong, and valuable partner network.”
Reinhart, a veteran in the material-handling industry, said “In a short time, we have planted deep roots in the U.S.”
In addition to existing customers and partners, HAI ROBOTICS has established a U.S. headquaters in Fremont, Calif., a fully functional demo center with a decentralized sales and implementation strategy, positioning employees in 15 states across the country.
The company said hiring, onboarding, and training are top priorities.
“We want to be where our customers are to best serve them. We are committed to providing our partners with the best industry products, solutions, and service,” he said.