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Hikrobot launched in UK, Europe

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 ( #969 ) - Cransfield, United Kingdom
Invar Systems is rolling out Hikrobot flexible mobile robots
Invar Systems is rolling out Hikrobot flexible mobile robots
Hikrobot has launched its range of flexible mobile robots for intralogistics applications to the UK and Europe through Cranfield-based systems integrator Invar Systems. The robots can be supplied as part of a complete solution to provide highly productive automated transport and goods-to-person order picking operations. Hikrobot systems deliver significant benefits including increased accuracy and expedited order fulfilment, reduced cost-per-pick and a fast ROI, flexibility and scaleability that allows users to start from a small base and add units as required. This solution can be applied to a variety of warehousing applications and is aimed at sectors such as e-commerce, food and beverage, apparel, automotive, aeronautical, manufacturing and third-party logistics. The robots have the capacity to carry load units - which could be pick walls, rolls cages or other containers - of up to 1,000 kg. Hikrobot technology has been successfully piloted in the UK at an international fashion brand and is currently being expanded in a phased programme. Invar Systems spokesman Frazer Watson says: "Fast fulfilment demands agile and efficient picking processes. This intelligent mobile-robot solution from Hikrobot offers all the speed and flexibility that e-commerce businesses, and other sectors, have been looking for when faced with the dual challenges of responding to growing order volumes, with dwindling labour resources. This technology has the intelligence and inherent simplicity to revolutionise the warehouse." Invar Systems provides a complete turnkey solution, from the installation of the robots, charging stations and QR codes to the workstations, pick-to-light and RFID technology, including full service support, with all the necessary spare parts and robots stocked by Invar Systems in the UK.