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CEVA Deploys Automated Mobile Robots at Melbourne Warehouse
Automation hopes to improve throughput and picking rates
CEVA Logistics has announced the deployment of Automated Mobile Robots (AMR) at its Australian site in Truganina near Melbourne.
The company said that it has invested in a goods-to-person AMR solution to improve throughput and picking rates in order to provide a better service for one of its largest e-commerce clients in Australia.
The project took three weeks to be implemented – including the installation of eight robots working across a trial 400 sqm of warehouse space – and the introduction of robots has already achieved a 400% increase in the speed of operations within the 250,000 sq m facility according to CEVA.
The AMR robot brings the shelf to the picker and each robot can pick shelves up to 500 kg and they are controlled by centralised control system.
Furthermore, all staff pickers have undergone a two-week training induction during the implementation phase.
Using Geek+ robots from one big provider of advanced robotics and AI technologies applied to logistics, CEVA believes it has found a standard solution can be scalable across CEVA’s global operations.
Milton Pimenta, CEVA Logistics’ Managing Director Australia and New Zealand commented: “We believe that AMR is the future for e-commerce operations, and we are excited to stay ahead of the competition in offering this kind of solution.”
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