Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic solutions company Berkshire Grey has developed two e-commerce solutions: robotic pick-and-pack with identification for e-commerce autobagging (BG RPPi) and a robotic shuttle put wall (BG RSPW).
The RPPi for e-commerce autobagging is an AI (artificial intelligence)-enabled robotic system that leverages advanced machine learning to pick individual items and pack them directly into polybag, polyfilm, and sustainable-packaging machines. This system identifies individual order items in real time using advanced auto-identification and item-specific robotic manipulation technology. The data are then seamlessly passed to autobagging equipment to create labels and package the items for shipping. BG RPPi is compatible with leading autobagging brands, the company says.
With the BG RPPi, the company says, retailers and e-commerce fulfillment operations can increase capacity without adding labor; make 24/7 autonomous operations possible; better leverage sustainable packaging solutions; drive higher ROI from existing autobagging equipment; and handle three times the number of stock-keeping units (SKUs) handled by other robotic solutions.Berkshire Grey’s other e-commerce solution, the robotic shuttle put wall, is designed to allow retailers to be more competitive, increase capacity, and meet escalating consumer demand despite labor shortages. According to the company, the RSPW solution can accommodate nearly 100% of typical SKU assortments, including challenging items like soft polybags and cylinders; increase customer order sortation throughput by up to 300% with the solution’s high-capacity put wall; integrate with existing fulfillment processes with no disruption to ongoing operations; provide sort locations for up to 240 orders to be processed at the same time in a single robotic put wall (as opposed to the industry average of 80 orders for a manual put wall); improve upstream batch inventory pick rates by up to 33%; and support the needs of 24/7 order fulfillment. (Berkshire Grey, www.berkshiregrey.com)