Fives presents autonomous mobile robot GENI-Ant
Fives Group has presented an innovative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) called GENI-Ant to help CEP operators improve their logistics operations.
The international intralogistics specialist exhibited its new versatile smart sorter at Parcel + Post-Expo 2019 in Amsterdam, capturing plenty of attention from visitors to the world’s largest postal technology show.
GENI-Ant is designed to transport and sort standard, irregularly-sized and small parcels. It can be equipped with one sorting cell for crossbelt sorters, or with two standalone cells to enable sorting of multiple items. Items can be loaded manually or automatically on to the robot, which then travels autonomously to a defined unloading point.
According to Fives, GENI-Ant’s auto-recharge system and the on-the-fly items handling ensure no stops during operations. The robot calculates its path in real time and can adjust its speed to different conditions, while sensors enable it to avoid obstacles.
“We are committed to develop and provide a complete range of equipment and solutions for our customers to improve productivity. We are the best in class for cross belt sorters and singulation solutions. With the GENI-Ant we accompany the evolution of the market and propose the first AMR able to be loaded automatically “on the fly” giving more efficiency to intralogistics operations,” said Fabio Sacchi, New Application Director at Fives Intralogistics SpA.