AutoStore introduces the R5 Pro Robot, the latest version of the company’s field-proven R5 Robot. This new robotic solution is designed to address the specific demands of large-scale e-commerce operations, emphasizing better space usage, higher performance and reduced total ownership costs for companies running multi-shift operations at scale.
Carlos Fernandez, chief product officer at AutoStore, points to the growing demand for large, high-throughput systems in the e-commerce sector describing, “The R5 Pro offers an edge by augmenting productivity per Robot during extended operations, optimizing space usage, and reducing the total cost of ownership, ultimately enhancing the customer experience while boosting profitability.”
The R5 Pro is designed to meet the needs of e-commerce organizations with large-scale multi-shift operations. It offers:
- Enhanced productivity: By deploying the R5 Pro at a large AutoStore site, customers can reduce the number of Robots required on the same grid by up to 15%, when compared to using the R5 Robot, enabling better routing and enhanced system efficiency.
- Continuous operations: The use of an LTO (Lithium-Titanium Oxide) battery in the R5 Pro allows rapid charging, improving individual Robot availability during multi-shift operations.
- Space and Cost Optimization: Up to 86% fewer chargers required with the LTO battery allows for more efficient use of warehouse space, accommodating additional SKU storage or reducing the required footprint. In addition, customers achieve significant cost savings related to electrical infrastructure.