April 9, 2019

6 River Systems introduces Mobile Sort smart kiosks linked with Chuck bots

By DC Velocity Staff

Warehouse automation provider 6 River Systems (6RS) unveiled a mobile sortation solution called Mobile Sort, saying the product enables warehouse operators to intelligently generate and fulfill batched orders using 6RS' robots, mobile sort stations, and cloud-based software enhanced with machine learning.

Mobile Sort stations consist of smart kiosks, mobile put-to-light walls with validation sensors that work with 6RS' cloud-based software and 6RS collaborative robots, called "Chucks." Chucks deliver empty totes to associates in active picking areas and direct associates how to complete picks. The totes are then delivered to take-off points, where they are sorted into orders using the Mobile Sort stations.

"Each-picking operations are under bigger-than-ever market pressure to pick faster and scale for peak seasons with fewer seasonal hires," Jerome Dubois, 6RS co-CEO and co-founder, said in a release. "6 River Systems' Mobile Sort improves throughput with a picking and sorting solution that is mobile and flexible, helping operators who are crunched for time, capital, and resources balance performance and cycle times."

Get more information at 6river.com.

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