LOWELL, Mass. – NextShift Robotics recently announced a new interface connection with SVT Robotics, which is developing a universal software platform aimed at minimizing labor and expenses involved with integrating robotic solutions with business systems. For NextShift, SVT software will create universal connectivity to major warehouse management systems, with a pre-built integration bridge between NextShift’s autonomous mobile robots and customers of those software systems.
SVT says its technology “cuts down barriers to adoption” by linking NextShift’s advanced AMR workflow software with existing warehouse management software (WMS) and other systems installed at distribution, manufacturing, and fulfillment centers. The NextShift software plugs into SVT’s platform, which includes existing integration with major WMS products and versions.
“Traditionally, automation implementation is complicated, costly, and slow, and often limits companies to specific solutions,” said A.K. Schultz, CEO of SVT Robotics. “With SVT’s platform, companies can deploy new technology like NextShift in just a few months.”
NextShift’s system helps optimize piece-picking workflows by leveraging the power of AMRs to drive a 2x-to-3x improvement in fulfillment throughput, the company said. The system lets workers and robots to operate completely independent from each other in picking and filling orders, eliminating idle time and other inefficiencies found in existing ‘follow-me, lead-me and wait-for-me’ solutions.
“SVT Robotics is the perfect partner for removing barriers to adoption,” said Mary Ellen Sparrow, CEO at NextShift. “SVT creates faster time to value by making the robot-to-warehouse software connection entirely flexible, time-efficient, and budget friendly.”