Tompkins Robotics announces a new bin handling solution, called Tompkins xChange, to move bins in and out of the workspace of the Tompkins tSort table top sortation system. Tompkins has teamed with IAM Robotics to integrate the IAM Robotics Atlas tote and bin handling AMR into the Tompkins sortation system.
The solution leverages the strengths of both companies to automate the entire sortation process and deliver end-to-end fulfillment capabilities. The solution is ideal for e-commerce and fulfillment workflows, and can be scaled for any size fulfillment operation from small to large. The Tompkins tSort sortation system handles individual product SKUs and consolidates customer orders. The tSort is designed to bring individual goods to the order bins. The IAM Robotics Altas solution automates the bins handling process as seen in the following video.
Mike Futch, CEO and President of Tompkins Robotics shared, “We are proud to unveil this breakthrough automation technology with our partner, IAM Robotics. This collaboration combines the strengths of both companies to put the final puzzle piece together to maximize fulfillment automation for our industry.”
The Atlas robot used for the xChange system is packed with innovative features, including a robust design with a fully-configurable tote tower and a mobile base with rechargeable Lithium-ion battery technology and direct drive wheels. The wheels provide unmatched force/torque compliance for safety (able to be effortlessly moved even when unpowered).
“We are excited to partner with Tompkins to provide a fully-automated sortation/order fulfillment exit process,” said Tom Galluzzo, CEO and founder of IAM Robotics. “The collaboration between our robotic systems will be a game-changer for logistics.”
xChange is based on Atlas, an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) designed for handling and transporting materials within and between zones inside a traditional warehouse environment. Atlas provides flexibility for various tote sizes with configurable vertical shelf positions, making it the perfect fit for the foundation of xChange. Altas is the first of a new family of solutions from IAM Robotics that move beyond the mobile manipulation capabilities of the IAM Robotics Swift solution. IAM Robotics is staking its future on the Bolt AMR base, and Atlas is one of the first solutions to leverage Bolt for autonomous intra-logistics applications.
Both companies are presenting at the virtual PromatDX 2021 April 12-16. Be sure to check them out.