Mixed-case depalletizing and palletizing solution

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Robotic system integrator and process cutting solutions provider Shape Process Automation (SPA) and robotics technology company Mujin have created a mixed-case depalletizing and palletizing solution.

SPA is an integrator for robotic manufacturers, including Fanuc, which makes one of several robot arms compatible with Mujin’s flagship product, the MujinController. The MujinController uses machine intelligence, a type of AI that automatically manages potential downtime scenarios through perception, autonomous decision making, and real-time motion planning without the need for human intervention.

“The joining of Shape Process Automation’s and Mujin’s advanced technology and system integration capabilities will allow us to enhance our customers manufacturing operations, as well as discover new opportunities within industrial automation,” said Nino LaDuca, president, Shape Process Automation Group.

“This partnership came at a perfect time since we are celebrating 50 years of providing intelligent automation solutions worldwide.”

Ross Diankov, co-founder of Mujin, expects immediate benefits for customers struggling to automate labour-intensive depalletizing and palletizing applications, among others.

“SPA’s experience and reputation in deploying robotics automation solutions make them an ideal fit as Mujin seeks to empower the North American logistics market with Mujin’s revolutionary machine intelligence,” Diankov said.

“Together, we can accelerate a new wave of robotics technology, and help to advance the vision of a completely autonomous warehouse.”

Mujin was launched in Tokyo in 2011, and now has offices in China and operates in the United States as Mujin Corp.

Shape Process Automation offers solutions for material handling and assembly, as well as advanced materials cutting with robotic laser, router, knife and waterjet processes.