Geek+, a 2020 RBR50 company and developer of autonomous mobile robots, launched its S100C robot that sorts large packages. The S100C robot can support unit sortation, parcel sortation, and bins transportation, making it applicable to many industry scenarios, from 3PLs and distribution centers to cross-docking facilities and airports.
The S100C can handle payloads weighing 100 kg or more, which is significantly more than Geek+‘s other sorting robots. The S35C has the second-highest payload capacity at 35 kg, while the S20T (8 kg), S20C (20 kg) and S10C (10 kg) round out the line.
Equipped with an independent rotating control chassis and collision avoidance, the S100C can operate in narrow spaces. High-speed control belts allow the robot to process two items in one go or deliver one large item at a speed of 2m/s. Like Geek+’s other sorting robots, the S100C uses inertial and QR code visual navigation to move around its environment.
“At Geek+ we strive to develop robotics solutions that won’t make it a choice of efficiency or safety,” said Kai Liu, Co-founder, VP Picking & Smart Warehouse, Geek+. “With S100C, companies will be able to ensure a safer working environment, while meeting the needs for accuracy and more effective handling larger order volumes. The robot is also a good economic choice since the system powering S100C allows easy deployment and quick scaling of operations.”
Geek+ said the S100C sorting robot can be deployed in less than two weeks. The system can also be customized to support RFID technology or barcode scanning.
According to Interact Analysis, Geek+ is the No. 1 supplier of AMRs in the world with 10% market share. Geek+ said in the past five years it has deployed 10,000 AMRs around the world for 300-plus customers. Geek+ recently announced a partnership where it helped Nike launch same-day delivery in Japan by deploying more than 200 robots. Most warehouses in the world still rely on manual operations, and Nike hoped to transform its logistics operations.
Geek+ also recently expanded to South America with a deployment for Walmart Chile, the largest supermarket chain in the country. Walmart Chile has 345 stores under banners Liders Hiper, Lider Express, Superbodega Acuenta and Central Mayorista.
In other AMR-related news, GreyOrange reportedly closed $100 million in funding at a $700 million valuation. And AutoGuide Mobile Robots recently introduced its MAX-N High Bay autonomous forklift and its Mobile Autonomous Storage and Retrieval System.