Whilst robots are always impressive and interesting, what is even more impressive is the decanting strategy (topping up the system) and the processing after a pick has been executed from the shelf pod/robot.
In this case, the G2P solution consisted of a G2P AGV system from Geek+, integrated by Invar. The deployment itself was not huge with c.50 robots and c.240 shelf pods. The system included 3 put away ports and 10 pick ports. Each pick port operated with max. 120 open orders each combined with a gravity roll rack for the faster SKUs. This G2P deployment was installed on the 2nd floor of a metal mezzanine construction.
STIQ was invited in the middle of December, which is typically a bit slower for e-Commerce retailers when compared to November but still quite busy.
Outside Wincanton Cygnia DC7 in Upton, just off the M1 - in the UK "Golden Triangle" of warehouses.
Scott Merrick showcasing the Geek+ robotics management system.
Tom Andersson, Scott Merrick, Yassir Al-refaie at a picking station.
Image from the picking walls with gravity racks for fast movers.
@STIQs own Tom Andersson was allowed to try his hand at picking from the G2P system.
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