Piece & Item picking

The step towards material handling robotization

Until recently, piece-picking with a robot was unrealistic due to the wide range of items processed in distribution centers. But this is history, thanks to our robot solutions with vision and gripper technology.

Unlike traditional robots that can only perform preprogrammed tasks, the AWL picking solutions can adapt to cope with dynamic industrial environments and unpredictable situations. Examples of these are peaks in order volumes and packages of variable types, shapes and sizes.

Vision

We deploy our picking competencies for among others the e-commerce and postal and parcel industries. We can deliver a complete machine that is able to identify the pick points of randomly oriented items in crates or on conveyor belts by means of our vision technology. Thanks to vision, the robot receives the command to pick and handle the item.

Vision technology is an integral part of the entire automation process. For us, vision is the eyes of robotics. AWL can provide you with a complete automation solution. We understand the business in which you operate, and would like to define the machine concept so that you can take the next step. The integration of PLC, robotics and vision software is essential for stability and the achievement of the required limits.

Gripper

AWL has extensive experience in developing the right gripper technology and knows how to get value from 3D printing. Our piece-picking solution originated by combining vision and gripper technology. This makes it possible to pick and place a wide range of items and meet delivery times at high speeds.

Robot intelligence

The robot that we deploy can be used both independently and in combination with people on one and the same station. It is a modular product and therefore easy to scale. The robot is also able to improve itself by learning. By identifying when a pick is unsuccessful, the software can continuously expand a database of successful picks.

Wondering what AWL can do to automate your logistics processes? Contact us!