Konecranes’ new Agilon® materials management robot brings greater speed, flexibility and efficiency to warehouses
14 May 2019
Konecranes today unveiled a new lift robot for its industry-leading Agilon® automated materials management system that will significantly enhance customers’ warehouse efficiency and open new opportunities for the company at larger storage premises.
The Agilon robot’s ability to move diagonally as well as horizontally and vertically offers greater versatility versus previous models, and it is equipped with Konecranes’ latest software. This means accelerated transfers of items at customer sites, a more comprehensive reach in terms of warehouse size and greater efficiency and insight for customers.
Most of the existing Agilon systems can be updated with the new lift robot. The first users of the updated systems include Agronic Oy in Finland, Smartmile parcel service in Finland and Germany, as well as selected parcel terminals in the US.
“Our customers asked us to increase the performance of Konecranes Agilon so it can be used in larger locations, too. Our new robot solution, which also brings the latest innovations from our software, shows we can meet this demand and underlines our commitment to give customers unparalleled and unbeatable service,” says Tapani Tilus, Vice President, Konecranes Agilon.
Konecranes Agilon, part of the company’s Technologies business, has improved daily warehouse management operations in more than a hundred locations globally. The system monitors the availability of tools, parts and components online; optimizes internal logistics; enables a greater number of transactions; and increases both the transparency and storage space in workshops, production plants and maintenance warehouses. Agilon is also used as a pick-up point both inside and outside of retail stores, and at intelligent parcel kiosks in public places, replacing traditional parcel terminals.
The patented and modular system can be used for storing and managing thousands of different components. Agilon can handle materials of all shapes and sizes up to 60 x 40 x 45 cm, with weights of up to 25 kg. Every transaction is traceable, as every item entered into or removed from the system is user-, time- and date-stamped. All transaction information can be accessed through a web service that comes with the possibility to share information on availability within the supply chain and create automated replenishment processes between systems.
Agilon has received several international awards and distinctions including the Red Dot Design award.