Swisslog announced its participation in Materials Handling Middle East (MHME), a trade show for warehousing, intralogistics and supply chain solutions from 3-5 September 2019
At MHME, the automated solutions company will introduce robotised storage and order processing solutions for small parts and pallets that integrate into existing buildings.
Alain Kaddoum, general manager of Swisslog Middle East, said while automated picking and packing has been around for a while, the next wave of change is being brought about by robotics. A warehouse that deploys robots reduces costs significantly while boosting efficiency, he added.
Solutions being introduced include CarryPick, a flexible and modular AGV-based storage and order picking system designed for multi-channel intralogistics that can fulfil up to 20 orders simultaneously.
Another product is AutoStore, a robotized storage and order processing solution for small parts that integrate into existing buildings. AutoStore uses robots and bins to quickly process small parts orders. Each robot uses 0.1 kW of energy per hour ? six robots use the same energy as a toaster.
Visitors of the expo will also be able to learn more about the diverse flexible and cost-effective pallet technology solutions for businesses. Some of the brand?s solutions include the high bay warehouse based on Vectura pallet stacker cranes as well as the dynamicPowerStore pallet shuttle system.
Kaddoum forecasts that digital transformation will majorly disrupt industry streams such as inventory management, cargo loading, order picking, and real-time monitoring of stocks.
Automation is a vital driver for the full spectrum of industries, including e-commerce. The UAE?s e-commerce sector is currently worth US$17.8bn, representing 45.6 per cent of the total value of the Middle East?s e-commerce market, according to a recent Fitch Solutions report.