France-based slimline autonomous mobile robot (AMR) provider iFollow has landed in the UK.
The company is set to transform order picking in the grocery sector.
iFollow has arrived in the UK intralogistics market to offer premium autonomous mobile robots that will transform order picking and heavy load transport in warehouses and logistics operations. The company designs and manufactures its own AMRs – making them ‘100% Made in France’ – and has already secured a contract with a major UK grocery retailer.
iFollow robots are able to operate in temperatures from -25° C to +40°C without degradation of battery life. The AMRs are built to withstand traveling on rough floors, and being just 17cm high – approximately half as tall as of other AMRs, which allows them to fit into smaller spaces if needed.
The AMRs can transport loads of up to 1000 kg for applications such as goods receiving, despatch and order picking. Crucially, they can perform these functions in coldstores. A robot has a battery life of 16 hours and uses opportune charging to maximise uptime. A full charge from 10% to 100% requires 1.5 hours.
Frazer Watson, UK – Ireland Country Manager at iFollow, said: “With labour shortages being a major challenge, the ability of iFollow robots to transport two roll cages at once will clearly transform the operational performance of grocery DCs. Designing and manufacturing our own robots and using our own software allows us to tailor solutions to meet the needs of individual applications.”
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