LOGISTICS INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTNER WITH BLACK-I ROBOTICS, PILOT BREAKTHROUGH MOBILE ROBOTIC ARM
CUSTOMERS LOOK TO RESOLVE LABOR, PRODUCTIVITY ISSUES REPLACING OLD SYSTEMS WITH SMART NEW MOBILE ROBOTS.
We are working closely with half a dozen Fortune 50-level corporations piloting our mobile robot system in their facilities. Our partners have asked us to keep their names to ourselves because they believe our system provides them a distinct competitive advantage. Suffice to say, we are partnered with two multinational consumer goods companies, a giant manufacturing company and two third-party logistics companies that together represent hundreds of plants and warehouses. The opportunity they see to transform their operations is significant, and for us, a massive opportunity.
Our partners not only understand that our robot system can help resolve their dire labor issues, but that we offer a level of flexibility and cost control that they don’t have today. For example, In manufacturing plants, where one fixed robot system may be required per machine to produce four to seven full totes per hour, just one of our mobile systems can service a dozen or more machines, moving from line to line when and where needed.
In a warehouse, our system’s multiple 2D and 3D cameras live stream an optimum path to shelving and other storage spaces, “seeing” objects that may be in its way, and precisely pick, move and place items of all shapes and sizes down to the SKU level using regular or customized grippers to build standard or mixed pallets right in the aisle. And when and if a warehouse or plant, many operating 24×7, needs change to its infrastructure, it’s obviously much better to have a mobile operation than one that is fixed.
Black-I’s Fullscope arm rides on Autonomous Mobile Robots, which until now have been used exclusively for moving goods in bulk. Our arm adds brains, vision and touch to the AMR, radically enhancing the productivity of the tens of thousands of units which logistics companies have invested in over the past decade. AMR manufacturers have expanded their own value-added applications that their customers are embracing, which has strengthened our relationships with both.
Black-i’s Fullscope mobile heavy lift system works 24×7 without complaint, without fatigue, without asking for a raise, offsetting two to five full time equivalent shifts per 24-hour period. It’s in a category of its own.