Without any specific expertise required, the XITO platform makes it possible to put together robot solutions using a modular system that meets the requirements of each specific case. The customer describes the faced challenge in the first step. The platform analyses the input and then suggests modules that are available on the XITO marketplace along with suitable partners for implementation. For the planned partial automation of product picking at Transpharm Logistik GmbH, for instance, modules were needed that enable the transport robots to autonomously drive and swerve, dock, transfer crates and much more.
The building blocks in question each come from third-party manufacturers. Thanks to the XITO software, however, the modules are compatible with each other and can thus be combined as needed to form an application-based solution. As a result, a fleet of robots was put together quickly and easily to support staff in order picking. When instructed, the robot brings the transport containers to an employee in the warehouse. The employee places the desired items in the transport container. Once this is finished, the employee sends the robot with the transport container to the packing station where the robot delivers the transport container fully automatically and returns to the employee with an empty transport container. Thanks to a fleet of transport robots, employees can load the next robot in the meantime.