How Rapyuta PA-AMR increases picking productivity

How Rapyuta PA-AMR increases picking productivity

On average, warehouse associates spend 50% to 60% of their time walking or finding the items.

Rapyuta PA-AMR automates the walking time and lets the associate to focus on picking the items, increasing productivity.

The following two points are important to understand how AMR works.

1.

AMRs do not work with the associates on 1 to 1 ratio, rather 2-3 units of AMRs work for every associate and s/he can keep picking the items (no idle time)

※ if AMR works on 1 to 1 ratio with associate, it becomes same as self driving picking cart. It reduces physical load but does not increase the productivity

2.

There are two types of walking: 1. Short distance walk within the same aisle; 2. Long walk across many aisles. AMR eliminates the long walk.

Before PA-AMR - Cart picking

Warehouse associate pushes the cart and walks across the warehouse

Challenge

With short walking within the aisle and long walking across the aisles, 50% to 60% of the time is spent on walking, which does not add value.

If we can reduce walk time, pick productivity increases.

2-3 units of AMRs work for every associate. They just need to put the items on the AMRs nearby.

AMR導入後:移動時間削減と生産性向上

Because multiple AMRs work with every associate, there is no idle time of associates and productivity improves. With the higher productivity, handling demand fluctuation becomes easier.

Why don't you actually see the robot first in demo?

The Rapyuta PA-AMR is demonstrated at Rapyuta Robotics’ office. Shelves are arranged similar to a warehouse, allowing visitors to experience how picking is done.

1Presentation (introduction of our company and explanation of Rapyuta PA-AMR)30 min
2Rapyuta PA-AMR Demonstration (Explanation of Rapyuta PA-AMR and picking demo)30 min
3Q&A20 min

Accurate validation by simulator

When considering the introduction of the system, the simulator allows the expected effects of warehouse automation to be verified in advance. Using an actual on-site layout, the software used in the actual Rapyuta PA-AMR is executed in a virtual environment to achieve a high degree of institutional verification.

Sample simulation

Sample output