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GreyOrange Launches Modular Sortation System for Logistics Centers

GreyOrange's Flexo modular sortation system is designed for retail, courier and express companies. Source: GreyOrange

February 19, 2019      

ATLANTA – GreyOrange today launched its latest modular sortation system, designed for distribution and logistics centers focused on retail, courier, and express companies. The company said it would demonstrate the Flexo system to attendees at the LogiMAT international trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, this week.

GreyOrange said the Flexo modular sortation system is designed for versatility, portability, and sortation efficiency, able to fit in most warehouses “thanks to its fluidic layouts, requiring minimal additional infrastructure.” The AI-enabled robotics system can operate 24×7, reducing cost per shipment and dependency on additional labor during peak periods. The company said its components are designed “to allow for fast implementation in as short as 15 days due to its simple design, modularity, and standardization.”

Plug-and-play components

“Our new robotics systems offer the type of flexible automation, as opposed to rigid automation, that modern warehouses need to operate with agility in a complex environment,” said Samay Kohli, CEO and co-founder of GreyOrange. “GreyMatter, our AI-enabled Warehouse Execution Platform, makes all the difference in unlocking new levels of productivity. Flexo is cost-efficient and makes the system more investment-friendly. Capacity can be increased easily with the addition of more Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) as the business grows.”

Samay Kohli, CEO & Co-Founder, GreyOrange

Samay Kohli, GreyOrange CEO and co-founder.

The systems’ plug-and-play modular components can be added at any time without incurring downtime, GreyOrange said. With no single point of failure, the company said Flexo can handle up to 12,000 parcels per hour, sorting up to hundreds of destinations, including common post and courier items up to 33 pounds (15 kg).

“The unique feature of the Flexo modular sortation system is its fleed of AMRs,” said Sid Chatterjee, vice president of products at GreyOrange. “These carry parcels from inducts – where parcels arrive – to its sort destination, using the most efficient path determined by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. These robots perform high-speed sortation, similar to a fixed conveyor sorter conventional sorting system, with added advantages such as the ability to add sorting capacity during peak periods, much faster deployment, easier layout updates, and modular components that can be individually turned off when not in use.”

GreyOrange, which has been named to Robotics Business Review‘s RBR50 list of the Top 50 Robotics Companies since 2016, plans to demonstrate its latest systems at the ProMAT show from April 8-11 in Chicago.

The company recently expanded its operations in the U.S. market, setting up its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta and announcing a research and development center in Boston. It also recently announced deploying its goods-to-person Butler robots for European online fashion site Zalando in Sweden. Last year the company scored a $140 million Series C funding round, led by Mithril Capital.