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Cimcorp Automation Ltd. said its enhanced gripping technology used for Cimcorp's layer picking solution has proven its ability to pick and place almost any product in distribution centers worldwide.
With a near 100 percent picking capability, Cimcorp said its system can reliably and accurately automate virtually any layer picking process and provide increased efficiency and reduced labor costs, while ensuring complete traceability as products move throughout a facility.
Cimcorp said its layer pick system is made up of a heavy-duty clamping and vacuum-based tool and a large, fast gantry robot. In this system, these tools can be used together or independently with variable force and vacuum strength based on the SKU to be handled. For products that require mainly the clamping force, multiple layers can be picked at one time to increase efficiency and ease of product picking, the company claimed. Cimcorp said the layer pick system is suited for facilities that pick more than 1,000 layers per day from 50-500 SKUs.
Cimcorp said it began using the layer picking technology in the beverage industry and has since enhanced the tooling to handle anything from standard corrugated cases to shrink wrap products, bottles, tubs and open trays. Cimcorp said its layer-pick solution stages every SKU that is picked in layer quantities within the work envelope of the gantry robot. Moving the replenishment load only once to a staging location and picking from that location eliminates any risk of moving unwrapped or unstable product to a stationary layer picking device, the company claimed.
The solution utilizes a built-in Warehouse Management System that can collect order information from a customer host system and use customer stacking rules and picking sequences to build customized order pallets.
To watch a video of Cimcorp's layer pick system, click here for the video.
For more information, go to the company's website, http://www.cimcorp.com.