GreyOrange showcasing beta launch of Butler PickPal

GreyOrange’s Butler PickPal

Robotics company GreyOrange has been promoting the beta launch of its new Butler PickPal autonomous picking solution.

The company has been showcasing the Butler PickPal this week at LogiMat 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Butler PickPal is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Vision. It works with the goods-to-person GreyOrange Butler robotics system which enables warehouses to manage high-speed operations by automating order picking and fulfilment.

Akash Gupta, Chief Technology Officer, GreyOrange said: “Working closely with our customers, we see that the order picking process for e-commerce products take up a high percentage of the resources of warehouse staff.

“As companies face increasing challenges in hiring employees, the adoption of automation is the answer to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve the turnaround time.

“The Collaborative Robots market is poised for exceptional growth over the next years, growing to 34% of the global robotics spending by 2025. The material handling segment is expected to experience the largest growth in collaborative robot instalments as more companies deploy them into their processes. We are excited to participate in this segment to help unlock the next level of efficiency in last-mile delivery for e-commerce operations.”

The Butler PickPal can handle different packaging types such as boxes, pouches, bottles and vacuum-sealed packages. It can grasp items up to 4kg (8.8 pounds). Using Machine Learning it devises the strategy to pick each item from the densely packed SKU inventory using a gripper. It can identify and handle over 100,000 SKUs of the most popular products commonly found in its e-commerce operations.

The new Butler PickPal will be deployed in selected sites by mid-year. The Butler robotics system has already been deployed in distribution centres in Japan, Hong Kong, India, Europe and the Americas.

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