RMT Robotics (www.rmtrobotics.com), one of the world’s leading innovators in the manufacturing, engineering and installation of robotic materials handling systems, introduces a case and crate picking solution that reduces the footprint of pick modules, offer complete traceability of products while picking in exact customer sequence.
“RMT Robotics is pleased to introduce our newest case and crate picking solutions for the dairy industry,” remarked Derek Rickard, Distribution Systems Manager for RMT.
Featuring unlimited layout options, the robotic gantry-based solutions also handle a vast variety of dairy products, such as milk, yogurts, cheese and cream. The systems also operate in chill stores to -20°C.
The highly flexible RMT picking systems are specifically designed to address distribution dilemmas that include labor constraints, SKU proliferation and traceability.
The systems can pick individual or multiple cases from active storage, regardless of packaging type. Once the system has received products and orders, it starts the pre-picking process. When the needed products for a particular order are ready, the RMT system can easily and quickly complete it. With advanced automated controls system, crates or cases are delivered in exact pallet-build sequence desired by customers at the dock for automated mixed palletizing. Thus, fresh products arrive earlier at retail stores, offering longer shelf lives.
In the event of a recall or problem, the system also offers information on the products’ precise location and the ability to isolate SKUs.
“With prices being set by a competitive market and an environment driven by new safety requirements, the industry is under more pressure than ever. RMT systems will help dairy producers address the current challenges – and improve their profitability – by streamlining operations and lowering costs,” said Mr. Rickard.