Automation specialist, Swisslog, is inviting businesses looking to invest in robot-based and data-driven intralogistics solutions to take a virtual tour around their own future warehouse.
By utilising augmented and virtual reality, the company is bringing benefits to their customers right from the design stage through to supporting service maintenance. Beyond visualising the scope of a new installation, the immersive systems allow customers to identify improvements and upgrades before any development takes place in the real world.
UK managing director of Swisslog, James Sharples, explains: “We are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges distribution centres face during the design and planning of warehouse automation projects,” he says. “We are offering the new service with an aim of simplifying this process, making the design stage of an automation project more customer-friendly.”
In addition to making it easier for customers to visualize the end result, the technology has several other benefits. “Swisslog has increased the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology during the design and planning of warehouse automation projects,” Sharples continues. “It shows the end user the scale of their investment, and helps us to go the extra mile in ensuring the solution designed is right for them.
“Letting people walk around their new facilities or see how an extension to their existing solution fits in VR also opens up opportunities to minimise potential risk factors later down the line. For example, pick stations and maintenance areas can be tweaked to suit requirements in efficiency and ergonomics.”
Swisslog is also optimizing Augmented Reality (AR) benefits for minimal downtime and maximum availability of warehouse automation solutions. Using AR combined with its newly unveiled SynQ intelligent warehouse management software platform minimizes response times of maintenance engineers and ensures rapid access to skilled and trained technicians. It is a smart service for instant response times.
As a full-service provider of automated intralogistics systems, Swisslog provides everything companies need to optimise logistics from planning through to implementation and execution. A world leading automation specialist for robotic and data-driven intralogistics solutions, the company is at the forefront of the new frontier, dubbed Industry 4.0.