Robotics startup GreyOrange said on Tuesday that it was adding a new modular sortation system to its warehouse automation solutions.
Named ‘Flexo’, the system is designed for modern distribution and logistics centres serving retail, courier and express companies, Singapore-based GreyOrange said in a statement. It added that Flexo was capable of operating round the clock, thus reducing the cost per shipment and dependency on additional labour.
"The unique feature of the Flexo modular sortation system is its fleet of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)," said Sid Chatterjee, vice president of products at GreyOrange. “These carry parcels from inducts — where parcels arrive — to its sort destination, using the most efficient path determined by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.
Samay Kohli, chief executive officer and co-founder of GreyOrange, said that Flexo has a flexible capacity that can be increased by adding more AMRs to the system. He said that the implementation of the whole system takes just 15 days.
GreyOrange was founded in 2009 by BITS Pilani alumni Kohli and Akash Gupta (technology head).
A warehousing automation company, GreyOrange develops products for materials handling. It has been trying to capture the automated parcel-management space, which has been fuelled by the growth of e-commerce globally.
Backed by investors such as Tiger Global Management and Blume Ventures, GreyOrange had last September raised $140 million in a Series C funding round led by US-based Mithril Capital.
In an earlier interview with TechCircle, the company’s country manager for India and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), Vivekanand, had said that the company's product range includes products such as the Butler, Profiler, Pick Put To Light (PPTL) and the Linear Sorter.
The Butler is an AI-based system that is designed for advancing warehouse automation.
While the Linear Sorter is built on the backbone of tried-and-tested pneumatic arms technology with next-generation IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and advanced software, the Profiler is a high-speed packet-profiling system designed to capture volumetric and dead weight, along with the dimensions of the packet in real time.
The company has customer sites across Japan, India, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the US.