Swisslog reveals new solutions at Materials Handling ME

Swisslog reveals new solutions at Materials Handling ME
Alain Kaddoum, general manager Swisslog Middle East.
Published: 12 September 2017 - 2:44 a.m.
By: ASC Staff

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Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS), the robot and data-driven intralogistics provider showcased new solutions at the Materials Handling Middle East Exhibition.

Swisslog has been participating at the Materials Handling Middle East Exhibition, for three consecutive years.

This year, Swisslog welcomed visitors to their booth to explore a huge dynamic robot based demo system and a comprehensive 3D virtual reality experience where visitors could experience for themselves how efficiently and advantageously different intralogistics technologies, including Industry 4.0, can work together.

Jay Andres, CEO of Mai Dubai, the Dubai-based bottled drinking water company, was on hand to present background information on the 21 million US Dollar automated storage and distribution expansion project that Mai Dubai signed with Swisslog.

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Alain Kaddoum, general manager Swisslog Middle East, said: “Our mission at the Materials Handling Middle East Exhibition was to enlighten our visitors and potential clients about the concept of gradual growth.”

“We believe in growth which is undertaken intelligently, flexibly, and if business so demands, rapidly. The Middle East region is known for its willingness to adapt new developments and solutions, hence our aim every year would be to raise a level above and showcase our achievements,” he added.

The Swisslog Middle East team offered visitors an experience of the combination and simulation of innovative logistics systems that makes vision of a sophisticated high-tech warehouse, a reality.

They also shared new and effective insights into software and smart data. The company’s new AutoPiQ solution proved to be a special highlight of the trade fair program, as well as part of the true-to-life exhibit.

Designed to work hand-in-hand with individuals as well as independently, AutoPiQ is a robotics application for picking single items. Developed from prototypes and initial applications, this innovative technology from Swisslog and KUKA makes it possible to pick both identical and different products from a bin.

The new AutoPiQ uses a 2D/3D vision system that detects the dimensions of the various objects and passes the data to the gripper technology. 

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