Newegg Commerce Inc., an e-commerce technology product retailer, has deployed the Geek+ shelf-to-person mobile picking systems that runs on autonomous mobile robots.
The robotics are at work in the company’s Ontario, California warehouse, according to a press release.
The system features dozens of robots that operate within a designated area before lifting and carrying mobile shelves to workstations.
Once at the workstations employees pick and scan products to prepare them for shipping. The Geek+ system includes 24,360 storage locations for products within hundreds of shelves.
Resembling a flat circular disc similar to a large robotic vacuum, the P800 robots speed along the floor at over 3.5 miles per hour and can lift and move over 2,200 pounds.
The technology eliminates the need for workers to walk long distances, a time-consuming and physically demanding process, to pick products from shelves. Newegg has already seen improved employee safety and cost savings, according to the release.
“We’re optimistic about seeing improvements in picking efficiency and storage space optimization with the new Geek+ robotics system in our Ontario warehouse,” Tim Zhou, IT manager for Newegg, said in the release. “Newegg pursues advanced technology solutions throughout our business to offer the best services for customers, so this new system is part of fulfilling that commitment.”News Source: RetailCustomerExperience