New dairy facility system fulfills faster picking, accuracy and reliability objectives
RMT Robotics®, a Cimcorp Oy company, is pleased to announce the sale of an automated crate storage and picking system for The Kroger Co. The equipment will be installed in a new dairy facility in Denver, Colorado. The initial system will be operational in the second quarter of 2014.
The system is designed to store up to 36,000 crates and process in excess of 30,000 crates per day. Crates are stacked, accumulated and conveyed to four MultiPick Gantry robots. The robots then move the inventory to storage positions on the floor until order fulfillment. Order pallets are picked by the robots, palletized and banded before being loaded onto a route truck.
“We look forward to providing Kroger with leading edge technology that will demonstrate the collaboration of solution design between our Finnish head office, Cimcorp Oy, and RMT Robotics” said Derek Rickard, Distribution Systems Manager, RMT Robotics Ltd. “This solution will be the first application of its kind in North America after having many years of success in the European market.”
“The system developed by Cimcorp/RMT Robotics achieves our objectives of faster picking, accuracy and reliability enabling us to give our customers excellent standards of service”, says Larry Noe, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Kroger Mountain View Foods. “The system will reduce our operational costs, while ensuring customer orders are picked and shipped quickly and accurately.”
RMT Robotics (www.rmtrobotics.com), a Cimcorp Oy Company, is a global company that manufactures and integrates turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions designed to reduce operating costs and streamline operations.
Since 1981, RMT Robotics has been recognized around the globe as an innovator in robotics materials handling.RMT helps our customers compete in an increasingly aggressive and price-sensitive global marketplace by providing best-in-class robotic handling solutions.