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- 5 Oct 2023 ( #1148 )
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ForwardX unveils new AMR

Beijing, China

The Flex 60-SW
The Flex 60-SW

China-based ForwardX Robotics has launched a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR) model, the Flex 60-SW, designed for precise picking in warehouses.

The Flex 60-SW, which has a maximum payload capacity of 60 kg and supports on-board racks, comes equipped with weighing scales.

ForwardX Robotics chief executive Nicholas Chee says: "We are proud to establish a new standard for excellence in the industry by offering AMRs that not only increase productivity but also elevate picking operations to truly astonishing levels of precision.” 

UgoWork introduces UgoPilot

Quebec, Canada

UgoPilot is designed to work with UgoWork's lithium ion batteries
UgoPilot is designed to work with UgoWork's lithium ion batteries

Canadian lithium-ion energy solutions provider UgoWork, which focuses on the materials handling sector, has released a new battery intelligence management platform called UgoPilot.

Designed to work with UgoWork’s lithium ion batteries for forklifts, pallet jacks and order pickers, UgoPilot provides enhanced fleet visibility, optimised performance and energy savings.

UgoWork chief executive Philippe Beauchamp says: “The UgoPilot software suite … generates the data-driven insights operations managers need to maximise the use of their fleets and enter into a new era of energy management that truly reduces carbon footprint and costs.” 

Beauchamp says the system is aimed at companies operating medium to large sized fleets, with each truck logging more than 2,000 operational hours annually. 

FedEx, Dexterity AI collab on truck loading tech

San Francisco, CA, United States

AI allows robots to pack trailers with stable dense walls of boxes
AI allows robots to pack trailers with stable dense walls of boxes

FedEx and robotics company Dexterity AI are collaborating on technology to make loading parcels into trucks more efficient. 

Previous technology has not been able to handle the complex decision making required to stack the wide range of shipments encountered in FedEx network, which vary in size, shape, weight and packaging material.

Dexterity AI focuses on the complexity of truck loading by giving mobile robots a suite of intelligence ranging from the ability to see, touch, think and move quickly to pack trailers with stable dense walls of random boxes.

FedEx corporate vice president of Operations Science and Advanced Technologies Rebecca Yeung says: “Based on feedback from our operations team, we have been looking for a solution that helps alleviate the challenges of truck loading.

“Collaborating with Dexterity AI to combine the latest in AI and robotics supports our operations team while meeting growing customer demand.”

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