Eiratech previews new generation robot

Dublin-based Eiratech Robotics has previewed its new generation robot Eirabot 5.0, which it says​ will play a central role in its automated robotics “goods-to-person” solution. The Eirabot 5.0, which was showcased at the Deliver #2 exhibition in Berlin this week, features a compact design for improved manoeuvrability, while developments in hardware design will result in superior performance monitoring and battery life.

According to Eiratech: “Eirabot 5.0 doesn’t require the installation of any major infrastructural changes to the existing warehouse environment – such as rails or conveyors – instead relying for guidance on fiducial labels placed on the warehouse floor, and the Eirasoft management system, communicated via industrial WiFi link and controlled by the onboard computer.”

Eiratech said that the using the “goods to person” model increases efficiency by targeting the 70% of time wasted walking and searching for items. According to the robotics company: “The interactive picking station guides the pickers to 100% accuracy and helps eliminate the multiple handling usually associated with order picking.”

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