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Friday 30th July 2021 07:50 PM
6 River Systems to Unveil New Mobile Sortation Solution at ProMat
6 River Systems (6RS), the provider of fully collaborative mobile robotics solutions, announces general availability of Mobile Sort, a new solution that will enables warehouse operators to intelligently generate and fulfill batched orders using 6RS’ robots, mobile sort stations and cloud-based software enhanced with machine learning. 6RS will debut Mobile Sort on April 8 at ProMat 2019.
E-commerce and retail sales remain to grow each year, yet warehouse operators struggle to find and hire enough warehouse associates to keep up with the work. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that U.S. warehouses need to find an additional 452,000 workers between 2018-19 amid record-low unemployment nationwide, just to fulfill the growing demand. Mobile Sort is designed to assist operators rise to meet peak demands and challenges.
“Each-picking operations are under bigger-than-ever marketplace pressure to pick quicker and scale for peak seasons with few seasonal hires,” Jerome Dubois, 6RS co-CEO and co-founder said. “6 River Systems’ Mobile Sort improves throughput with a picking and sorting solution that is mobile and convenient, helping operators who are crunched for time, capital and resources balance performance and cycle times.”
Mobile Sort stations consist of smart kiosks, mobile put-to-light walls with validation sensors which work with 6RS’ cloud-based software and 6RS collaborative robots, called “Chucks.” 6RS’ intelligent allocation engine frequently creates highly optimized batches of work which group orders into the most excellent picking jobs, lessening walking. Chucks deliver empty totes to associates in active picking areas and direct associates to complete picks. Totes are then delivered to take-off points, where they are sorted into orders using the Mobile Sort stations.
Equipped with product images and put lights, Mobile Sort stations further assist associates to sort items into customer orders at industry-leading speed and accuracy. The total solution, from robots to sortation and packout stations, is powered by 6RS’ machine learning that moves efficient picking and system performance. Not only does Mobile Sort improve pick rates, but it's also used to consolidate picks across different areas or automation into discrete orders; for instance across mezzanine levels or from goods-to-person automation solutions.
“Mobile Sort is fast to build and break down, and does not require any permanent infrastructure,” Gillan Hawkes, 6RS VP of Product said. “Unlike normal automation, Mobile Sort can be conveniently scaled up or down to handle seasonality and to reclaim valuable floor space.”
With the addition of Mobile Sort, 6RS extends the value that their solutions offer customers — from their collaborative mobile robots, to order allocation, picking, sorting and pack-out. These solutions address existing gaps in the market today, particularly for third party logistics, B2B, fast-growing e-commerce and omni-channel retail operations.
“Autonomous mobile robots have done a fantastic job of attacking the low-hanging fruit in fulfillment processes — movement of material” said John Santagate, Research Director for Commercial Service Robotics at IDC. “As the innovative vendors in this space got started to scale deployments, they're now also developing complementary products that extend the worth of the AMRs in the fulfillment process. Mobile Sort from 6 River Systems is a good example of an AMR supplier extending the features and value of their products and choices ”.
The Mobile Sort solution will be deployed throughout leading 3PL and retail warehouse operations in time for peak 2019.
This article is originally posted on manufacturing.net