AutoStore’s innovative R5 Pro Robot saves warehouse space, increases operational efficiency, and lowers overall ownership costs for large-scale companies.
AutoStoreTM, a leading robotics technology company, has announced the release of the R5 Pro Robot, the latest edition of its well-known R5 Robot. The R5 Pro, designed for large-scale multi shift operations, stresses higher space utilization, improved performance, and lower total costs.
According to Carlos Fernandez, Chief Product Officer at AutoStore, there is a growing demand in the e-commerce market for large, high-throughput systems: “The R5 Pro offers an edge by augmenting productivity per Robot during extended operations, optimizing space usage, and reducing the total cost of ownership, ultimately enhancing the customer experience while boosting profitability.”
The R5 Pro Robot’s key features and benefits include:
– Increased productivity: The R5 Pro deployment at big AutoStore locations decreases the necessary number of Robots on the same grid by up to 15%, boosting routing and system efficiency.
– Continuous operations: The R5 Pro’s LTO battery allows for quick charge, enabling increased Robot availability throughout multi shift operations.
– Space and cost optimization: The LTO battery requires up to 86% fewer chargers, maximizing warehouse space for expanded SKU storage and lowering electrical infrastructure expenses.
Fernandez, AutoStore’s Chief Product Officer, continues, “The introduction of the R5 Pro improves both our market position and the value proposition for customers managing very large systems and high-throughput operations, typically characterized by extended operating hours and a substantial robot count.”
Carlos Fernandez, Chief Product Officer AutoStore, unveils the new R5 Pro during the Customer Event 2023 in Amsterdam. Tobias Sjölin, CTO, Fulfillment, and Logistics at Boozt, gives the consumer perspective: “As a leading e-commerce company, we are always looking for new ways to optimize warehouse operations. We are excited about the R5 Pro, the latest addition to the AutoStore R5 series, which will bring tangible benefits to customers with large AutoStore systems that require speed. “Being able to reduce charging time during multi shift operations offers great potential for improved productivity. The projected higher productivity per robot means we would need significantly fewer robots and chargers to achieve our required throughput – and also fit more SKUs within our existing Grid. But in the end, it is all about the total cost of ownership. All these incremental savings add up over time and allow us to remain competitive.”