RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply a large-scale robotic case picking solution for Brewers Distributor Ltd. The system, which has a footprint of less than 40,000 square feet, is designed to pick 300 SKUs at a rate of more than 250,000 cases per day. The project is scheduled to start up late 2011.
The automated case picking system consists of several robotic gantries, picking a mixture of loose cases and full layers. The system is expected to provide 100 percent picking accuracy, reduce product damage and improve product traceability. An intelligent replenishment routine ensures the size of the system is minimized by storing only the inventory needed to fulfill orders.