Exotec Skypod System

The Exotec Skypod system is an agile and high-performing automated order preparation system designed specifically for retailers needing an efficient, scalable and responsive goods-to-person solution. 

The Skypod system is the first of its kind to use 3D mobile robots that can move in three dimensions.  Laser scanner navigation and AI allow the Skypods to navigate in a multidirectional manner, carrying 66 lb bins, freeing up time for the warehouse team members to focus on packing and shipping, avoiding long-distance walks to access inventory.

System Components

  • Storage

    Completely passive and made of simple racking and bins, Exotec’s high-density storage system maximizes facility space without sacrificing bin accessibility.  Bins can be segmented in compartments of 2, 4, 6 and 8.  Trays can also be utilized to hold cases/cartons.  Increasing storage capacity is easy and can be done quickly without interrupting warehouse operations.

    The quick installation of high-density and scalable storage sets Exotec’s solution apart from the competition.

  • Skypod Robots

    The Skypod is a light robot, with a carrying capacity of 66 lbs.  It can move in all directions and reach a height of 40 feet. The autonomous robots are programmed to retrieve and store bins from storage locations while the operator stays at the station for final order assembly.

    As the only moving part, the Skypod is the core of the system.  It provides sortation and prioritization and features random access to inventory.

  • Workstations

    There are two types of workstations offered within the Skypod System.  Both stations allow speeds of up to 400 presentations per hour and provide the flexibility to pick or replenish by toggling the option on the supplied touchscreen user interface.

    The manual station can prepare up to twelve simultaneous orders and creates the most efficient use of the Skypod Robot by maximizing commonality of SKU's.

    The order mover station can prepare up to four orders simultaneously.  This station maximizes productivity by using singular induction to feed the stations and keep the operators focused on picking.

    Both workstations are great options in creating an efficient workforce, and AHS will assist you in finding the right fit for your solution.

  • Skypicker

    The Skypicker is a fully automated picking module that completes the Skypod order preparation solution.  It is equipped with an articulated arm and order mover that allows simultaneous preparation of four orders.

  • Storage

    Storage

    Completely passive and made of simple racking and bins, Exotec’s high-density storage system maximizes facility space without sacrificing bin accessibility.  Bins can be segmented in compartments of 2, 4, 6 and 8.  Trays can also be utilized to hold cases/cartons.  Increasing storage capacity is easy and can be done quickly without interrupting warehouse operations.

    The quick installation of high-density and scalable storage sets Exotec’s solution apart from the competition.

  • Skypod Robots

    Skypod Robots

    The Skypod is a light robot, with a carrying capacity of 66 lbs.  It can move in all directions and reach a height of 40 feet. The autonomous robots are programmed to retrieve and store bins from storage locations while the operator stays at the station for final order assembly.

    As the only moving part, the Skypod is the core of the system.  It provides sortation and prioritization and features random access to inventory.

  • Workstations

    Workstations

    There are two types of workstations offered within the Skypod System.  Both stations allow speeds of up to 400 presentations per hour and provide the flexibility to pick or replenish by toggling the option on the supplied touchscreen user interface.

    The manual station can prepare up to twelve simultaneous orders and creates the most efficient use of the Skypod Robot by maximizing commonality of SKU's.

    The order mover station can prepare up to four orders simultaneously.  This station maximizes productivity by using singular induction to feed the stations and keep the operators focused on picking.

    Both workstations are great options in creating an efficient workforce, and AHS will assist you in finding the right fit for your solution.

  • Skypicker

    Skypicker

    The Skypicker is a fully automated picking module that completes the Skypod order preparation solution.  It is equipped with an articulated arm and order mover that allows simultaneous preparation of four orders.

  

 

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See the Exotec Skypod System in Action

Schedule a private and safe on-site visit at our facility in Erlanger, Kentucky or do it virtually, taking advantage of five HD cameras.

AHS is the leading provider of Exotec’s solution in North America, having installed the first system available in the United States.  Our team is uniquely equipped with the Exotec Skypod system available for demo in the AHS Innovation Lab.

 

On-site Demo

On-site Demo

A private group of up to 6 individuals will be welcomed to our facility on a guided tour in a safe and responsible environment.

Virtual Demo

Virtual Demo

For those that prefer to conduct the demo remotely, we'll provide an equally compelling overview with state of the art cameras.

 

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