Global automation specialist, Swisslog, is set to showcase a range of future ready technologies to professionals from the retail and ecommerce community at eDelivery Expo 2018. The event takes place 21- 22 March at the NEC in Birmingham.
Under the title, ‘Future Ready Automation’, Swisslog will offer visitors the opportunity to step into the future and experience the benefits of automation solutions first-hand in an on-booth virtual reality experience.
As a leading partner for automated intralogistics solutions, Swisslog is using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to bring benefits to their customers right from the design stage through to supporting service maintenance. In the near future, the firm expects to use this technology to run “what-if” scenarios, predict how warehouses will perform during the peak season, and tour remote warehouses without travelling.
Head of Sales in the UK at Swisslog, Shane Faulkner, explains: “The opportunities for AR and VR technology in logistics are endless,” he says. “It makes the design stage of an automation project more customer-friendly, and shows the end user the scale of their investment.
“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 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.
“It is no secret that the fourth industrial revolution is here to transform retail warehouses through innovation,” Shane Faulkner continues. “Exciting times are ahead, and we are extremely pleased to be demonstrating future ready technologies at the eDelivery Expo once again.”
The exhibition will offer guests insight into topics such as ‘The Final Mile’ and ‘Operational Excellence’ via a range of conferences, interactive workshops and innovation presentation programmes.
Faulkner concludes: “The ‘virtual try before you buy’ on the Swisslog booth is a great opportunity for anyone interested in how automation could boost productivity in their warehouse or production facilities.”
The eDelivery Expo is the UK’s largest retail fulfilment and final mile event. The event highlights a range of industry topics for Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics and Delivery (S.O.L.D) for multichannel retail.
Visit the Swisslog booth for latest insight into intralogistics automation for Retail and ECommerce operations.