KNAPP presents mission: zero touch at LogiMAT 2024

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Intelligent robots for automating logistics processes live in Hall 3 (B01/B03) and Hall 6 (C77)

KNAPP is presenting their solutions for fast and effective warehouse automation at Europe’s leading trade fair for intralogistics – solutions that help companies deal with labor shortages, rising cost pressure and new requirements for sustainability. The purpose of mission: zero touch is to fulfill complex orders with the highest level of automation possible. Robots, software, AI and, of course, humans work together in harmony to make it possible.

The advantages of intelligent robotics

In today’s intralogistics, robotics is used in a variety of applications. At LogiMAT, KNAPP shows how to optimize expensive, inefficient processes and how different automation solutions mesh perfectly with each other. The zero-touch solutions, represented by the Pick-it-Easy Robot picking robot and the AutoPocket pocket sorter system, are KNAPP’s focus at the trade fair. The AI-infused robot automatically picks goods of all types directly into the pockets of the AutoPocket, which then deposits the items at full speed, without slowing down. This solution promises to be very useful for everyday warehouse operations, especially in e-commerce.

Staying on top of small parts and master data

A small parts warehouse without manual picking? Sounds good, but how can such a concept be integrated into an existing company? LogiMAT visitors are invited to stop by KNAPP’s stand to find out. There, a photorealistic, digital simulation provides a look inside the InduStore small parts warehouse. Visitors can even draft their very own InduStore, completely tailored to their unique requirements. InduStore has a number of applications, from shipping and storing spare parts or consumables to supplying production.

Like any automation solution, InduStore relies on thorough master data management. Hardware and software need to work together seamlessly in order to lower the error rate and eliminate the amount of time needed to manually record data, just as MultiScan – another product highlight KNAPP is presenting at LogiMAT 2024 – and KiSoft Genomix software do. Working in sync, they not only record typical master data such as volume, weight or EAN barcode, but also provide item properties that are important for warehouse automation and robotics, such as quantities, stacking data, packaging type, center of gravity and tilting behavior.

Speaking of software…

An automated solution is only as good as the software that allows warehouse workers to view and control its functions. At LogiMAT, KNAPP provides a glimpse of how their own software solutions are interconnected and shows live data from the technology exhibits at the fair, information on system maintenance, and tools for scheduling employees.

KNAPP is also presenting their fleet control system, KiSoft FCS, which manages all transport orders and coordinates the entire fleet of vehicles. Visitors can see how KiSoft FCS controls autonomous mobile robots.

Transporting goods within the warehouse

After a few easy configuration steps, KNAPP’s autonomous mobile robots – Open Shuttles – move about freely and independently. They complement or even replace conventional conveyor systems and can be used for transport from the goods-in area to the storage system, cross-docking and to supply work stations. The winner of the 2023 Best of Industry Award will also be on display: the Open Shuttle Fork, which demonstrates that pallet transport can be flexible and efficient while also saving space.

KNAPP at LogiMAT 2024

LogiMAT in Stuttgart, March 19–21, 2024, Hall 3, stand B01/B03 and Hall 6, stand C77