Geek+ announces the successful deployment of Geek+ AMRs in Siemens Switchgear Shanghai’s factory. Siemens chose the Geek+ solution to realize a more dynamic and efficient production process. The Geek+ solution was a answer to the inefficient storage of raw materials, labor-intensive material handling, and low visibility of the production process. In automating the material handling process, Siemens is able to provide better customer service to its customers, while also improving process flow.
The deployment at the Siemens factory includes the Geek+ P800 Goods-to-Person AMR, Geek+ C200S Bin-to-Person AMR, four-way shuttle, and heavy-load handling robot Geek+ M1000 AMR. Combined together, Geek+ has consolidated the process for receiving raw materials, quality checking, storing, outbound collection, and transportation of raw materials from storage to the production line. With 2-3 times more storage capacity, 99.99% accurate operations, 2.5 times storing efficiency, outbound collection process improved by 2.15 times, and 30% less manual labor needed, Geek+ has helped the customer streamline operations and realize an intelligent upgrade. Intelligent robots can be easily integrated with other equipment and existing infrastructure, allowing a more dynamic installation.
As a result, Siemens is seeing record-high production levels with the factory. The Geek+ AMRs enable real-time visualization of inventory as well as the unification of material information and the physical logistics scenarios, making it easier to follow, control, and adjust the manufacturing process. Flexibility also implies a more responsive system that, powered by intelligent algorithms and heat map software technology, will adjust the logistics operations daily according to the production plan, for maximum efficiency.
Geek+ CEO and founder Yong Zheng said: “We are very happy that Siemens Switchgear Shanghai has chosen our solutions and look forward to continuing to work together to improve the production process. Since the life-cycle of products is becoming shorter and shorter while requirements for more customization continue to rise, there’s a general need for more flexibility in industrial settings. Autonomous mobile robots represent a flexible automation technology that allows companies to adjust to market changes and realize rapid capacity expansion. Compared with traditional automation solutions, robot deployment is faster.”