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April 19, 2023

Smart Robotics and Karter Launch an Automated End-of-Line Palletizing Solution

Smart Robotics and Karter are teaming up to release a completely automated palletizing solution for end-of-line operations with an expected payback of one year

Smart Robotics announced a collaboration with Karter, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). The collaboration emphasizes the importance of having easy-to-implement solutions for more efficient warehouse optimization - with the benefit of a faster payback. Together, Smart Robotics and Karter offer a fully automated end-of-line palletizing system solution that can be installed within just one day. Besides taking over repetitive and strenuous warehouse activities, the innovation also pays off within a year.

To achieve a complete end-of-line system that’s fully automated, Smart Robotics’ Smart Palletizer and Karter’s Kompakt AMR will integrate. The compact design of Karter's mobile robot makes it suitable for use in almost any environment - especially in fulfillment centers with limited space. By using the Karter Kompakt, users can optimize the intralogistics flow of goods more efficiently.

In combination with the Smart Palletizer, the process has been further optimized. Designed to handle a variety of products and stacking patterns, the Smart Palletizer can be easily customized to meet changing market demands and customer needs. The end-of-line solution is designed to improve operational accuracy and efficiency - without causing major changes to existing processes.

“Karter and Smart Robotics complement each other perfectly, which will only serve the end-user well. As an end-user, if you want to remain competitive in these times you will have to look at all the options available. You can start small with our solutions and continue to grow according to your needs. Together, we represent innovative solutions that put the customer first,”

- comments Patrick van Tiel, Commercial Manager at Karter.

The fully automated end-of-line palletizing system solution operates in a well-planned and systematic manner. Smart Palletizer stacks pallets first, then instructs Kompakt AMR to pick up the pallets and move them to a designated location where they will be depalletized. Meanwhile, a new pallet will be placed, so stacking can continue uninterrupted. The Kompakt AMR will be called back to collect the next stacked pallet from the Smart Palletizer, and the loop will continue until the task is fully completed. Compared to manually moving pallets, this innovative solution has enormous advantages.

“Partnering with like-minded technology vendors in the logistical space gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate how valuable our solutions are. In our goal to solve logistical challenges, we are looking at the bigger picture. Karter has shown that they have a reliable solution that is innovative and flexible, with an excellent ROI. All values that speak to mind to our customers and very much align with ours,”

- shares Niels Aarts, Global Partner Manager at Smart Robotics.

Neil Hodgson Coyle
Neil Hodgson-Coyle
Editorial chief at TechNews180
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