CartConnect by Fetch Robotics

Posted by Fetch Robotics (booth # S4841)

Summary of Innovation

Fetch Robotics’ CartConnect automates material handling in a safe, efficient and easy-to-use manner. CartConnect handles the pick-up, transport, and drop-off of specially-designed rolling industrial utility carts (FetchCarts) with Fetch’s AMRs. Employees use an internet-enabled device to request pick-up and select a drop-off location. The nearest CartConnect robot automatically moves to the pick-up area, docks with the loaded FetchCart, and transports it to drop-off. Upon arrival, CartConnect automatically detaches from the FetchCart and is ready for its next task.
CartConnect is designed to seamlessly collaborate with people, reducing unnecessary travel time and fatigue while increasing productivity. Customers deploying CartConnect have seen a 2x increase in lines per hour, saved 30+ hours of labor, and eliminated 118 miles of walking -- in as little as two weeks of operation. CartConnect can virtually eliminate employee travel time, which is incredibly valuable when non-value added travel can account for more than 50 percent of all warehouse work assignments. CartConnect is an on-demand automation solution, requiring minimal changes to existing processes. Like all of Fetch’s AMRs, it isn’t a dedicated single task solution, nor is it confined to a pre-defined route or fixed path.

Innovation Statement

CartConnect is truly a collaborative robotic solution that works alongside employees that share work spaces with the robot. CartConnect maximizes labor and the investment in automation, and can be up and running in as little as one day.

Applicability

CartConnect is an example of Fetch’s on-demand automation solution for material handling providing unmatched flexibility and scalability, and the fastest time to deployment and ROI for 3PLs and warehouses.

 

Posted Date 12/13/18
Contact Diane Whitlow
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Category Best New Innovation

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