A new parcel and item sortation autonomous mobile robot (AMR) has been revealed by Conveyco Technologies.
The modular TiltSort-Bot has been designed to provide floor space savings and an ROI within six months compared to 3-5 years using conventional sortation equipment.
TiltSort-Bot moves at up to 3m/sec. Once it completes its task, TiltSort-Bot returns to the induction station for its next pick. Each chute position can be configured to handle one or two sortation locations.
According to Conveyco, the solution eliminates single point of failure due to the AMR system having multiple and redundant backups. Additional bots and induction stations can be added rapidly to increase the system’s throughput capacities.
Operators standing in the induction station can place an item in a tilt tray top.
The camera above instantly reads the barcode and the bot is routed to its order chute via the shortest path. When the TiltSort-Bot reaches the order chute, the tray rises allowing the item to go down the chute.
Each chute represents a sortation destination. Items are collected at the bottom of the chute in bags. When the wave is complete, either operators or AMRs dispatch the items to shipping.
TiltSort-Bot can be integrated with conveyor, other AMRs and AS/RS systems to meet throughput requirements.