2. March 2018
CeMAT 2018 | Robotic Startup Magazino presents the newly developed robot SOTO at the CeMAT 2018 logistics trade fair. Using 3D camera technology, the mobile robot can grip objects such as cartons or small load carriers (SLC) completely autonomously from different heights, temporarily store them on the vehicle, navigate to the destination and place them there with millimetre precision. This makes SOTO the first perception-controlled robot in the world to combine this spectrum of capabilities in a single solution. The intelligent robot is primarily used in distribution centers for fashion logistics. A further field of application is the replenishment of SLC in production logistics. SOTO can be viewed from 23 to 27 April at the Magazino GmbH stand in hall 21, stand G42.
The benefit for the customer: Many manual work processes in intralogistics that were previously too complex can now be automated flexibly and scalably for the first time. This results in extended operating times, smoothing of order peaks and a reduction in operating and process costs. Above all, SOTO makes it possible to relieve employees of ergonomically unfavourable tasks. Sorting cartons full of textiles weighing 15 kilograms into shelving racks — a strenuous task for the employees in the long run, especially when it comes to the lowest or top shelf level. For the robot, on the other hand, this is no problem even in continuous operation.
SOTO can handle objects up to a size of 600 x 400 x 400 millimeters with its adaptive gripper. Depending on the size, up to eight cartons or SLCs can be temporarily stored in an integrated shelf. The lifting device allows objects to be picked up and delivered from both sides at gripping heights of 5 cm to 246 cm. Certified laser scanners enable not only autonomous navigation, but also safe operation parallel to employees. Networked via a cloud, SOTO exchanges current maps and experiences with certain situations with other robots. This enables them to learn from each other and thus constantly improve.
In addition to the new SOTO robot, Magazino will also be exhibiting other innovations at its stand: A new, completely revised version of the picking robot TORU will be on display. It is characterised by a higher travel speed, a larger capacity for intermediate storage of objects and a larger reach of the gripper arm. The new ability to reach up to a height of 245 cm makes it possible to operate a complete additional control level. This means a massive increase in capacity for the warehouse.
Magazino develops and builds perception-controlled, mobile robots. As the largest Advanced Robotics team in Europe, we revolutionize the world of intralogistics together with our customers.