Randex launches vertical storage-robotics integrator

Vertical storage lift company Randex is launching Compact 24/7, a solution that integrates the company’s Compact family of automated vertical storage systems with robotics technology to allow continuous, 24/7 warehouse picking with, it says, up to 50% fewer warehouse workers.

Compact 24/7 allows automated vertical storage to be integrated with a wide range of robotic types including autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), collaborative robots (cobots) and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

“Automated vertical storage already delivers proven benefits for warehousing and logistics users,” said Randex director James Roberts. “Randex user feedback shows that robotics doubles its impact.”

Compact vertical storage lifts already save up to 90% of floor space compared to standard shelving and pallet racking. They can manage loads of up to 100 tonnes and already enable warehouse operatives to complete up to four times more picks than in a traditional warehouse, with goods automatically presented to the picker. When the same goods are presented to a robot using Compact 24/7, picking performance improves by a further 100% according to Randex users.

Randex Ltd is the sole UK distributor for Compact Vertical Storage Lifts, manufactured in Sweden by Weland Solutions, a member of the privately owned, global group Weland AB. Randex customers include Bombardier, DHL, Fujifilm, Howdens, Hutchison Ports, Jaguar Land Rover, Ministry of Defence, P&G, Pfizer, Rolls Royce and Specsavers.

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