Traditional motorized conveyor can be efficient at moving material at high output rates, but this typically comes at a cost – initially as a heavy investment in time (for installation) and money, but once the conveyor system is anchored in place, it occupies a significant amount of floor space and is very difficult to modify if your operational needs change or grow.
AMRs are a much more flexible alternative to conveyor when applied to the appropriate workflows. They can be deployed in a matter of days and routes can be changed on-demand as needed. Because they can travel autonomously in multiple directions, you can build non-linear workflows easily to support efficient and direct material transport, without waiting for material to loop around hundreds or even thousands of feet of conveyor before reaching its destination.
How it Works
Conveyor systems have dramatically increased industrial efficiency for years; however, these fixed assets are hard to adapt to today’s ever-changing material transport requirements. The Fetch RollerTop solution brings adaptability and increases automation in conveyor driven environments. With adjustable height and autonomous navigation, the RollerTops can pilot their way to conveyor and/or ASRS ends to load and unload totes and bins, so your employees can work on tasks that need human decision making instead of loading and unloading manually.