Kardex, which provides automated storage, retrieval and material handling systems, can now offer Tompkins Robotics’ tSort parcel sortation systems as well as Autostore technology.
Tompkins Robotics president and chief executive officer Mike Futch says: "Our partnership with Kardex will help customers drive labour savings, greater automation of fulfillment processes and create value beyond what either firm can deliver individually.
"Working with Kardex Solutions to deploy the AutoStore and tSort solutions as an integrated whole will increase destinations available for each bin presentation by 20X in the system.
“With tSort, the AutoStore can have any port reach any destination and allow the AutoStore system to have a large batch capability, making the combined system much more efficient."
Kardex Solutions president Mitch Hayes says the addition of tSort to the company’s portfolio will allow clients to fulfill orders more efficiently while reducing their operating costs.
"Just like the AutoStore Control Software (ACS), tSort will directly integrate into the Kardex FullfillX WES platform which will ensure our clients get a streamlined software solution for their overall system,” Hayes says.
The Switzerland-based Kardex Group operates in 30 countries and has installed more than 140,000 industry-specific solutions globally.