The intralogistics tasks executed by a fleet of VersaBox AMRs are coordinated by the VersaBox process management platform. The combination of TRUE AUTONOMY - leading AI Navigation - robust and versatile engineering, comprehensive toolset for process managers and open architecture make AUTONOMY@WORK a world class solution for implementing smart intralogistics. AUTONOMY@WORK helps manufacturing organisations to deliver all the key capabilities of Smart Intralogistics:
Versabots require no infrastructure for navigation. Thanks to the TRUE AUTONOMY AI Navigational Intelligence they are fully self reliant in executing transport missions. Their taks assignments are coordinated by the AUTONOMY@WORK system which can optimise utilisation of units to reflect operational requirements of master process (manufacturing, warehousing) in real time. These capabilities allow operations managers to implement agile intralogistics processes, enabling agility of shop floor operations.
Versabots have an extensive multi-year track record of executing intralogistics processes in production environment in commercial implementations. The TRUE AUTONOMY technology has been developed and tested in all kinds of environments, ranging from deep freeze warehouses, through typical manufacturing and warehousing shops, ending with shopping malls and third party AMR designs.
Versabots are certified for compliance with industrial work safety requirements. The integrated architecture of AUTONOMY@WORK and its monitoring capabilities allow for ongoing analysis of any risks affecting the continuity of business operations.
AUTONOMY@WORK toolset offers process managers a unique process modeling and simulation tool - Versabox Virtual Factory. VVF allows process managers to easily model and evaluate many different scenarios of intralogistics process automation. This allows them to select process configuration optimised against process goals, such as AMR asset utilisation, material flow volumes etc.
AUTONOMY@WORK integrates with the systems governing shop operations (MES, WMS, ERP) through defined and documented API. From the perspective of operation managers the AUTONOMY@WORK platform is a fully configurable plug-n-play component of the factory automation landscape. Versabots versatile engineering delivers yet another area of modularity, involving fast and easy (re)configuration of devices (including sensors, batteries and cargo specific tools) to fit different mission profiles.
VERSABOTS OBSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT USING COMPLEMENTARY TECHNOLOGIES - VISION SYSTEMS, 3D CAMERAS AND LASER SCANNERS - FOR COMPREHENSIVE OBSTACLE DETECTION AND DYNAMIC OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE.
VERSABOTS SHARE INFORMATION TO ENABLE VARIOUS TASK SCHEDULING AND ROUTING TACTICS, FOR OPTIMUM PROCESS PERFORMANCE.
THE FLEET MANAGER SOFTWARE DYNAMICALLY DISTRIBUTES AND SCHEDULES TASKS INTO VERSABOTS AND MONITORS THEIR STATES, POSITION AND TASK STATUS.
VERSABOTS AUTOMATICALLY BUILD A MAP OF THE ENVIRONMENT USING SENSORS AND ADVANCED SLAM ALGORITHMS. DEFINE SOURCE, DESTINATION POINTS AND TASKS TO RUN THE FIRST PROCESS.
VERSABOTS USE CERTIFIED SAFETY SYSTEM TO ASSURE FULL STOP IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. IN A DENSE SHOP FLOOR TRAFFIC NAVIGATION REAL TIME SENSOR DATA (2D AND 3D) IS USED TO AVOID COLLISIONS AND ADJUST SPEED IF OBSTACLES APPEAR.
The “smartness” of an intralogistics solution should not be seen in isolation from the context of specific shop floor operations. To achieve the holistic effect of “smarter operations” VersaBox intralogistic system can be seamlessly integrated with other activities on the shop floor in a number of complementary ways:
AUTONOMY@WORK™ provides VersaBox clients with a comprehensive set of software which enhance the individual AMR capabilities and enable customers to design fully automated, flexible transport processes seamlessly integrated with factory or store operations.
While TRUE AUTONOMY™ provides the capability to effectively map the environment and execute transport assignments on an individual unit level, the true business value is provided by a well orchestrated transport process adopted to specific intralogistics requirements. The software platform provided by VersaBox is based on best industry practices as well as on the specific capabilities of VersaBox technology.