Mujin reveals case handling robot for warehouse automation

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Japanese robotics solutions provider Mujin has announced the release of its newest solution for case handling, named QuickBot.

Mujin’s first application to become available is a depalletising solution for automating the receiving process in warehouses, with QuickBot being designed to include everything needed to solve the application.

The company claims the solution is currently the simplest way to automate a warehouse’s receiving operations with robots and that it is easy to install, doesn’t require any tools and can be operational and picking cases within a few hours.

QuickBot is powered by what Mujin calls an intelligent robot controller, named the MujinController, which reportedly uses advanced perception and real-time motion planning to support depalletising solutions to achieve on-the-fly case recognition.

The robotics firm suggests that this feature allows QuickBot to manage real-world scenarios for both single and mixed-SKU pallet loads without prior ‘teaching’ or information from external systems.

Additionally, Mujin claims to have equipped the QuickBot arm with a universal, heavy payload gripper to meet the physical requirements of general warehouse tasks.

Ross Diankov, CEO and co-founder of Mujin said: “In today’s day and age, a lot is demanded of robot automation systems.

“They need to be highly reliable, have high throughput, and – of foremost importance – they need to deploy quickly, so that businesses can enjoy the return on investment from day one.

“With the arrival of QuickBot, you will be experiencing the start of a new revolution in the next several years.

“You will see a lot more of these systems in warehouses, working better, faster, and improving working conditions.”

According to Mujin, the QuickBot easily uncrates, and can be transported via forklift to the installation location and comes with everything pre-installed on a large metal baseplate, meaning no drilling is required.

QuickBot also reportedly has a pre-installed and ready-to-go safety system, a pneumatically driven, telescoping vision stand to help raise the vision system to the proper height, is fitted with a conveyor situated on a rail with adjustable height, which can pull out to connect to existing conveyor, and requires no system-level integration to be operated.

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