AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS

(AMRs)

FULFILLMENT FORWARD

Matthews Automation Solutions delivers innovative material handling systems and proven results for major corporations worldwide. Specializing in the optimization of order fulfillment tasks—such as picking, sortation, packing and finishing—we’ve provided state-of-the-art autonomous robotic solutions and automation technologies for more than 25 years.

Matthews’ collaborative AMR technologies automate repetitive tasks, allowing human operators to focus on value-added activities. They also enable adaptable applications in dynamic environments like e-commerce and direct-to-consumer fulfillment centers.

 

INTEGRATED ROBOTICS SOLUTIONS

As a leading provider of warehouse automation software to optimize waving, picking, sortation, and order finishing, Matthews Automation Solutions directly integrates AMR fleets into Lightning Pick Ops Manager, plus both Pyramid Director and Compass Order Routing System (CORS) warehouse execution systems.

Matthews’ first-class software, forward-thinking robotics technologies and proven interface expertise deliver bot-based solutions to increase throughput and supplement labor resources—no complicated WMS modifications or extensive IT support needed.

material transport autonomous mobile robotNATURAL FEATURE NAVIGATION

The Matthews’ AMR uses natural feature navigation, also known as contour or landmark navigation. Vehicles map their paths utilizing 2D/3D laser scanning of fixed points within the environment. This makes our AMRs more time- and cost-efficient for deployment. Plus, they are far more flexible than reflective, target-based systems for dynamic fulfillment and manufacturing facilities experiencing frequent physical layout changes.

PROVEN SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

Matthews’ scalable AMR fleet management system includes simulation mode, analytics, dynamic fleet routing, and real-time scheduling. The software also integrates with WMS, WES, WCS and MES systems and controls, plus applications for pick-to-light, put walls, MDR conveyor and other material handling automation. This ensures optimal AMR movement in the environment, resource allocation, and process throughput.

APPLICATION-SPECIFIC ATTACHMENTS

Matthews’ universal AMRs can be fitted with specially engineered attachments to meet your operation’s unique handling and transport requirements.

PICKING BOT

This AMR is equipped with a light-directed picking attachment and shelves to hold multiple totes or shipping cartons. Light modules mounted on the shelving ensure items are sorted to the right order and in the correct quantity. Once all picks are completed, the AMR brings filled cartons or totes to put walls or other areas. Matthews’ bot-assisted picking enables operators to concentrate on their main task—picking—without spending time handling carts or interacting with conveyors.

MATERIAL TRANSPORT BOT

This AMR is outfitted with a motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyor attachment on top. This enables it to either complement existing conveyor systems, or be deployed in areas where conveyor installation may not be physically or financially feasible. The powered rollers allow a carton or tote to glide  smoothly onto and off of the attachment when the AMR reaches its destination. Applications include load transfer to powered or non-powered conveyors, to pallets for cross-docking, or to picking and sortation areas equipped with pick-to-light, put-to-light, automated loop or case sorters, and more.

THE MATTHEWS ADVANTAGE

  • Reduce pick/put errors
  • Reduce operator walking or driving time
  • Increase throughput with intelligent task routing software
  • Focus operators on value-added work versus repetitive, manual tasks
  • Adapt to fluctuating demand and seasonal peaks
  • No need to reconfigure your working environment
  • Integration with other material handling automation
  • Enables employees to concentrate on their core task—order picking
  • No need to reconfigure your working environment
  • Synchronized interaction between AMRs, pick/put systems, and operators
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 and ANSI/ITSDF B56.5-2012 compliance
  • Fully integrated with other best-in-class Matthews Automation Solutions software and systems

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