GreyOrange implements robots in Active Ants’ warehouse
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GreyOrange has implemented its GreyMatter operatingsystem and Ranger MoveSmart 7Active Ants’ new e-fulfillment center in Roosendaal the Netherlands. The 20 000 square meter warehouse features the GreyMatter Smart Zone Transfer application utilizing Ranger MoveSmart robots to autonomously move and sort inventory in flexible process flows not possible with fixed conveyors or sorters.
“The GreyOrange robots team with our employees to fulfill customer orders with greater efficiency while also creating a high quality pleasant work environment. Active Ants provides warehousing services to various e-commerce companies in Belgium The Netherlands and Germany with the goal of raising the efficiency and accuracy of e-fulfillment through innovation automation and the deployment of robots.
At the Roosendaal e-fulfillment center Smart Zone Transfer happens autonomously as GreyMatter software orchestrates the complete process flow as Ranger MoveSmart robots convey inventory to various workstations. The process begins as Ranger robots take empty boxes to employees who fill them with goods brought by other robots. Next Ranger robots transport the filled boxes to packaging machines where they are sealed and weighed. Then Ranger robots collect the packages and sort them to the correct zones for shipping directly to customers. Process flows executed by Ranger robots can be altered as needed through simple changes in GreyMatter’s intuitive Command Center interface. Dekker says: “No matter what I need to do with zone transfer I can alter the process flow in GreyMatter even though I’m not a programmer. We can easily modify the robot movements if needed as well as scale up the solution in line with our throughput growth to smartly manage capital investment.”
Akash Gupta co-founder and chief technology officer for GreyOrange says: “Fast-growing companies require automation that equips them to easily adapt their fulfillment processes as market dynamics change. The power to quickly
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