Automatic Material Handling Solution for Air Freight

This robotic system is capable of handling cargo of a variety of sizes and weights, even odd-shaped cargo.

Speedcargo Airport

Speedcargo partnered with Güdel to create what is said to be world’s first fully automated robotic freight handling solution for air freight. 

“Automation addresses key issues the air cargo industry is facing now and it will become a foundational building block for future airfreight operations,” says Dr. Krishna Kumar Nallur, CEO Speedcargo.


“As wages rise and labor shortages worsen, air freight handling will become increasingly automated. Our partnership with Speedcargo allows us to take advantage of the potential of pick-and-place applications when combined with artificial intelligence,” adds Matthias Vogelsanger, CTO Güdel Group.


From EIN Newswires:

  •  This robotic system is capable of handling cargo of a variety of sizes and weights, even odd-shaped cargo.
  • The system improves cargo acceptance by creating express automated lanes with a seamless integrated process for weight, dimension and x-ray checks. This enables continuous cargo throughput at the acceptance gates and ready-for-carriage cargo to be moved to the buffer zone. 
  • The system allows for an automated buffer for storage and retrieval. Accepted cargo will be intelligently and efficiently stored and managed to enable precise and fast retrieval for a flexible and optimized ULD build-up. The system allows storage space to be managed dynamically, allowing the warehouse to be used to its full capacity.
  • The system also automates ULD build-up. AI-optimized ULD build-up plans are automatically executed using precision gantry robots while a centralized control system ensures that the cargo is fed to the palletizing robot in an optimized sequence that results in a fast, reliable and secure build-up. The system is also equipped with a range of sophisticated grippers and sensors to ensure that high-mix cargo is handled with a very high degree of safety and reliability.