CartConnect and RollerTop AMRs Further Expand On-Demand Automation Capabilities for Warehouse Material Handling; Preview at MODEX 2018
SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 5, 2018 – Fetch Robotics, the pioneer in on-demand automation, today announced the expansion of its VirtualConveyor family of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) with the addition of CartConnect and RollerTop robots for the most flexible and broad range of workflows for material handling and transport. Through the FetchCore Cloud Robotics Platform for On-Demand Automation, mixed fleets of VirtualConveyor robots uniquely complement any warehouse optimization strategy for mixed inventory and workflow environments associated with the largest 3PLs, retailers, and manufacturers in the world. Both CartConnect and RollerTop solutions can be deployed in hours without any changes to existing facility or IT infrastructure. CartConnect, RollerTop and the complete line of VirtualConveyor solutions will be shown for the first time at MODEX 2018 at booth #B4835.
CartConnect and RollerTop
VirtualConveyor CartConnect solutions allow the new AMRs to pick up, transport and drop off delivery warehouse carts to any warehouse or manufacturing location. CartConnect robots can then immediately move on to their next cart delivery task. This maximizes productivity gains out of Fetch Robotics AMR systems in workflows where transported material cannot be immediately loaded or unloaded.
VirtualConveyor RollerTop robots have seamlessly integrated active conveyor modules that, in combination with FetchCore’s new precision alignment feature, allow RollerTop robots to dependably hand off or receive material from fixed conveyance. With the simple integration of FetchLink controllers with facility conveyors, customers can very quickly deploy AMR to conveyor workflows that require no human interaction.
“We are committed to helping our customers increase warehouse efficiency with the fastest time to automation,” said Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics. “RollerTop and CartConnect robots add flexibility and maximize existing conveyance across factory and warehouse workflows providing our customers with a breadth of options to meet their goals.”
Both CartConnect and RollerTop are managed through FetchCore, the company’s cloud robotics platform. FetchCore is unified cloud-based software for deploying, operating, monitoring, and optimizing Fetch Robotics’ AMRs across warehouse and manufacturing environments. With a simple click and drag interface, FetchCore allows warehouse managers to create and schedule workflows in minutes, and to quickly create or modify mobile robot tasks and schedules to compliment any warehouse optimization strategy.
“With Fetch, warehouses and logistic facilities are able to maximize their workflow efficiency without any changes to the physical environment,” according to John Santagate, Research Director at IDC. “The new robotic modules from Fetch are a perfect complement to an automation strategy for increasing warehouse efficiency and material throughput, without the disruption typically associated with automation modifications. They can easily integrate with existing conveyance systems for rapid deployment. These new autonomous products are a great example of modular autonomous mobility, something that IDC believes will help to deliver enhanced value and drive the idea of ‘flexible automation’.”
About Fetch Robotics
Fetch Robotics is a pioneer in on-demand automation for 3PLs, retailers and manufacturers through cloud-based AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) solutions for the warehousing and intralogistics markets. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Fetch Robotics provides the industry’s most extensive and versatile AMR solution and delivers the fastest time to automation for a range of applications, including material handling and data collection. For more information, please visit FetchRobotics.com or follow the company on Twitter @FetchRobotics.
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Partnership Leverages Worldwide Technical Resources to Support Growing Autonomous Mobile Robot Market
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 29, 2018 – Fetch Robotics, provider of the leading platform for collaborative robotic solutions, today announced a new support program called FetchCare. FetchCare provides round-the-clock Fetch Robotics support to the company’s worldwide customers in the logistics and warehouse industries.
In partnership with Ricoh USA, Inc., FetchCare proactively, promptly and remotely provides service on the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) when needed. FetchCare leverages the FetchCore Cloud Robotics Platform, Fetch Robotics’ unique cloud-based software platform, to remotely resolve issues. The relationship with a globally recognized services leader like Ricoh ensures that customers can engage with the right Fetch Robotics support resources as needed.
“Software is the basis of our collaborative robot solutions and allows us to manage and service most issues remotely,” said Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics. “We are committed to our customers’ success, and believe FetchCare will provide a high level of proactive service that will resolve issues before they impact productivity.”
For more than eighty years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and helping businesses and individuals work smarter. Ricoh Service Advantage empowers diverse companies of all sizes to expand their footprint and services, enter new regions and markets, enact best practices, and limit costs. This is accomplished through Ricoh’s global network of highly skilled and certified services employees.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fetch to extend their robotics support globally and around the clock,” said Dale Walsh, Director of Service Advantage Innovation at Ricoh USA, Inc. “Fetch’s customers will be able to receive unparalleled service from our massive infrastructure of technical resources to keep warehouse automation running smoothly at all times, at any location.”
About Fetch Robotics
Fetch Robotics develops and manufactures collaborative AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) solutions for the warehousing and intralogistic markets. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Fetch Robotics provides the industry’s most extensive and versatile AMR solution and delivers the fastest time to automation for a range of applications, including material handling and data collection. For more information, please visit FetchRobotics.com or follow the company on Twitter @FetchRobotics.
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