Hai robots handle cartons and cases in warehouses

  • June 30, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson
Carton-picking ACR HAIPICK A42N (PRNewsfoto/HAI ROBOTICS)

Chinese firm Hai Robotics has launched a carton-picking robot and a double-deep autonomous case-handling robotic (ACR) system.
The carton-picking Haipick A42N and double-deep Haipick A42D are to help warehouse managers reduce costs and increase storage efficiency.
The A42D is a double-deep ACR that optimises space usage and increases storage density in warehouses. It can halve the number of aisles while increasing storage density by 130%. Its telescopic fork can be customised for two rows of double-deep shelving. Its intelligent algorithm can be tailored to meet different business models.
In March, the first A42D-based system started operations in a 3PL company and generated positive feedbacks.
The A42N carton-picking ACR uses cartons as the handling units rather than only totes. Its 3D visual recognition technology identifies goods without the need for codes, resulting in faster inventory count through shelf scanning. It supports multi-size carton and tote picking and can be applied to multiple business needs. The software is tailored to support case-picking and piece-picking operations. Cartons and totes can be reused to lower costs.
The intelligent optimisation algorithm is tailored to fit the user’s industry. It self-optimises accordingly over time. Warehouses can be automated within one week and go live within a month.
Since its inception in 2015, Hai Robotics has helped clients including SF DHL, Best Supply Chain and Phillips optimise warehousing operations with robotics and AI algorithms.