Honeywell International Inc., a manufacturing and technology company, announced its latest solution in intelligent automated handling designed to help warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing sites receive, process and fill orders faster and more accurately while potentially reducing storage footprint.
Honeywell’s next-generation Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to allow warehouse and distribution center operators to better keep up with unprecedented e-commerce growth.
“The rapidly evolving retail market is pushing distribution centers to find and use innovative, flexible and automated approaches to e-commerce order fulfillment,” said Ben Cardwell, president of Honeywell Intelligrated. “Growing inventories, the rising cost of land and other pressures are pushing operations to make the most efficient use of available space. Honeywell’s next-generation AS/RS technology allows our customers to better utilize unoccupied vertical space, potentially eliminating the need for building or renting additional warehouse space.”
Honeywell’s scalable automated solution maximizes floor space and helps efficiently manage more than 20,000 SKUs using high-speed shuttles with configurable end and intra-aisle vertical lift locations. Combined with Honeywell Intelligrated’s Momentum Warehouse Execution System with Decision Intelligence, once an order comes to the distribution center system, the shuttle will retrieve goods from one or more aisles and deliver them directly to a Goods-To-Person station for order consolidation. The shuttle solution is ideal for operations that handle small cases, trays and totes.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Its technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains and workers become more connected to make the world smarter, safer and more sustainable.
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