Conveyco Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of material handling systems, conveyor systems and automated warehouses, has introduced the Stacker-Bot, a flow rack Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) replenisher. The product works autonomously, eliminates labor and increases accuracy. It can be integrated with flow-rack, rack, shelving, conveyor and AS/RS workstation interfaces for both pick-ups and deliveries.
The Stacker-Bot can retrieve and replenish inventory to and from the floor, shelf, conveyor level or workstation. It can transport up to five cases or totes on a single trip. It automatically picks a case or tote, it scans the barcode and stores the product in the Stacker-Bot on any of the five onboard shelves. It then uses its RCS (robot control system) and communicates to the WMS/WCS host software system.
The Stacker-Bot uses two-dimensional camera technology to find locations and travels via the shortest path to its put-away location. Multiple Stacker-Bots can be used to meet throughput and capacity requirements. Its total capacity is up to 500 pounds per unit or 110 pounds per shelf level. The system travels of up to 1.64 feet per second. The product comes equipped with redundant safety protection including a laser obstacle avoidance system to provide worker safety.