Overcome Manual Depalletizing Challenges
The number and variety of products available to e-commerce consumers have expanded dramatically. With this change comes an increasing number of goods received by retailers and e-commerce operations as mixed-SKU pallets. The processes of breaking down these pallets and placing their contents into storage or a warehouse automation system are common operational bottlenecks.
Until recently, mixed-SKU pallets have been particularly challenging for warehouse robots to handle. While humans can easily deal with unstructured and ever-changing tasks like unloading a random assortment of items, robotic programming has taken a while to catch up. However, major improvements in three key technologies are overcoming traditional challenges:
- Advances in vision and perception
- Development of sophisticated machine learning
- Innovation in gripping technology
Together, these breakthroughs are driving fully automated solutions capable of meeting or exceeding the throughput of manual operations.
Download the white paper for a highlight of the significant benefits these robotic, mixed-SKU depalletizers have to offer modern DCs and other fulfillment operations and explore the increasingly attractive business case for implementing these solutions.