Online shopping has experienced quite a resurgence during the global pandemic. Due to increased shipping of large quantities of goods, tracking a greater number of packages, and satisfying timely delivery requirements, many retailers and package companies want to implement new technologies in order to remain competitive in their market and combat the scarce pool of labor. An example of such use is in the robotized sortation and singulating of goods and packages.
Sorting is the process of identifying packaging items (such as envelopes, boxes, poly bags, jiffy bags, etc.). This often occurs via a conveyor belt, so these items can then be sorted or singulated to specific destinations. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find personnel to perform the manual action of laying packages on a belt.
AWL has the solution: a robotic induction solution. With it, we are able to process a variety of common packaging formats and types in a robotized manner and at high speed. We can do this through the right combination of robot technology, grab technology, and vision software.
What are the greatest benefits of robotic sortation?
As an independent system integrator, AWL works together with various suppliers of robots, vacuum technology, and vision software, among other things. To serve the logistics market even better, we have entered into a partnership with Fizyr, a vision software supplier. By integrating their software into our machine, automated picking in harsh logistics environments is possible.