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G2P Robotics – Goods to Person Robotics

Summary

G2P Robotics – Goods to Person Robotics - G2P robotics are Goods to Person robots such as AMR's (Autonomous Mobile Robots), ASRS (Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems) and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). G2P is predominantly used by automated warehouse and fulfilment centres within the manufacturing, distribution, grocery, and eCommerce industries.

Technical Information

Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)

Vertical carousels, horizontal carousels, and Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs). Shelf based ASRS such as carousels and VMLs are used to deliver slow to medium velocity items to the operator to be picked.

Stacker Cranes. These are used to control the automated entry and exit of products. Stacker cranes can be installed in narrow aisles which utilise high density racking systems.

Pallet shuttles. Driven by an electric motor, they run on rails in storage channels, and recharge once they have returned to their cradle

Miniload systems. These systems store and retrieve boxes, totes, and trays. Most use a single stacker, high racking, and a conveyor belt.

Cube based storage. A grid structure is used with self-supporting crates that are moved to pick stations by independently operating robots. All robots can move on a perpendicular axis and can therefore, reach any position and any grid independently.

AGVs

Automated Guided Vehicles – driverless, mobile vehicles guided by wires, magnetic strips, or sensors and restricted to following fixed routes. They can detect other robots, humans, or objects in front of them but must wait until the obstacle has cleared before they can continue.

AMRs

Autonomous Mobile Robots – use on-board sensors and processors to autonomously move materials within a warehouse, without the need for wires, markers, or strips. AMRs can learn their environment and plan the route considering it, other AMRs, blocked pathways, and humans.

Cabots

Collaborative robots. As the name suggests, these robots were designed to work in collaboration with humans. Robots can be physically manipulated by humans to perform certain tasks. Using AI the Cabots can then repeat the steps independently of the humans. Cobots increase and intensify human capabilities with super strength, precision, and data capabilities.

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Resources

https://face-consultants.com/designing-floors-g2p-automation/
https://face-consultants.com/testing-floors-g2p-automation/
https://www.mmh.com/article/goods_to_person_technologies_evolve_and_expand
https://forwardermagazine.com/goods-to-person-robotics-agv-amr-future-of-warehouse-automation-market-worth-27b-by-2025/
Cabots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4TU2s1lQy8
Grey Orange G2P - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVh1MSqqNeM
Ocado - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKrcpa8Z_E
Amazon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox05Bks2Q3s

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