‘Islands’ of Automation
When quantities are huge and customers are many, distribution centres are vital parts of the production process. Handling and order picking must be both fast and gentle, in particular for fresh products. Cimcorp’s ‘islands’ of automation, which handle plastic crates, are the perfect answer to this challenge.
Cimcorp’s automation islands are based on robots that operate on an overhead gantry to combine buffer storage and order picking functions into one flexible entity. The robots handle, store, and pick crates of product in stacks. Typical system features include; daily volumes of 25,000 – 40,000 crates per island, serving hundreds of shops, handling hundreds of different SKUs, where there is no tracking or tracing without barcodes or RFID-tags.