Automated solutions are becoming vital parts of how today’s warehouses operate. Everyone from Delta and DHL to Amazon and Walmart are investing in the technology in their organizations. In fact, the global warehouse automation market is estimated to reach $30 billion by 2026.
Some of the most popular types of automation that are being used in warehouses include:
Automated cleaning machines
These machines are designed to clean warehouses with minimal human interaction and involvement.
Warehouse drones are aerial robotics platforms used in Smart Warehouses for inventory management. They are used to assist with a range of tasks from inventory audits to cycle counting to stock finding.
This technology relies on voice commands/responses and hands-free two-dimensional barcode scanning to validate pick steps in the warehouse.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
These vehicles are meant to support the function of the warehouse and include forklifts, pallet movers, and more.
Pack automation technology streamlines and eliminates low-value work tasks by printing and inserting the correct documentation into the box packing process.
Weighing integrator solutions make it possible to identify the weight, dimension, and barcode data of packages, as well as adjust the transportation charges as well, all in real-time.