Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator, is debuting a goods-to-robot e-fulfillment system at ProMat 2015, March 23-26. The system features a Fanuc M-20iA 6-axis robot, custom-designed end of arm tool (EoAT), and 3-D area sensor.
The robotic system will be integrated with an AutoStore AS/RS and ZiPline conveyor to demonstrate a fully-functioning single item picking system, perfect for minimizing the time between order and delivery of online products.
“Bastian Solutions has taken the next step into order fulfillment automation by designing systems that integrate with the back end of an AS/RS to fulfill à la carte orders and consolidate the items for shipment,” explained Greg Martin, Field Applications Engineer at Bastian Solutions. “These goods-to-robot, bin picking solutions help reduce labor costs, while simultaneously improving the speed and flexibility of custom order fulfillment.”
While robotic picking and packing technology is not new, the advances in 3-dimensional, randomly oriented item picking have been enormous, providing the single-item picking ability needed to easily fulfill e-commerce orders.
“Camera and sensor costs are dropping and the ease of implementation and programming is improving,” continued Martin. “The time required to introduce and ‘learn’ a new product has been significantly reduced with the packaged software solutions provided with many 3-D camera systems. This makes implementing a goods-to-robot picking system more economically justifiable than ever before.”
For more information, visit Bastian Solutions during ProMat at booth #3953, or contact Stefanie Hardy, Assistant Marketing Manager, at 317-575-9992 ext. 1079 or [email protected]solutions.com.
About Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions is a global material handling systems integrator and expert in e-Commerce fulfillment automation. An innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics, Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations.
Bastian Solutions provides integrated material handling systems reducing the total cost of order fulfillment and delivery cycle times for its customers; tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment are ensured. Automating supply chain logistics with harmony between material flow, information flow, and operational processes, yields a unique and important competitive advantage. Follow Bastian Solutions on Twitter @BastianSolution.