Dual 6-Axis Sortation Solution | FORTNA

Robotic Singulation with the FORTNA Dual 6-Axis Solution

Small packages comprise almost one-third of all shipped orders, and manually singulating these packages can be physically demanding and repetitive, making hiring and retaining workers challenging. Automation can relieve dependency on labour, increase throughput, and raise shipping accuracy.

The FORTNA Dual 6-Axis Sortation Solution is an automated pick-and-place robotic solution for parcel and distribution centres that streamlines package bulk flow. Integrating two FANUC articulating robotic arms with vacuum end-of-arm tooling, the Dual 6-Axis solution can identify, handle and singulate a wide range of packaging, including polybags, bubble packs, mailers and traditional shipping boxes.

  • Unparalleled speed and accuracy
  • Up to 3,000 packages per peak hour
  • Sustained throughput
  • Greater utilisation of sorter capacity
  • Reduced labour costs
  • Seamless integration with upstream and downstream automation
  • Greenfield and brownfield solution

Proprietary vision system paired with artificial intelligence (AI)

Paired with the FORTNA proprietary vision system, the dual FANUC robots select the package, orients it, and places it to be merged onto an induction line. Utilising a parallelised architecture, the FORTNA Dual 6-Axis Sortation Solution is compatible with upstream and downstream automation. The solution also employs a unique exception detection system and autonomous recovery process; using machine learning, the robots can recognise a package exception, reset itself and restart the sorting process. The result is less human intervention needed and reduced downtime.

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Powered by an intelligent warehouse execution system

FORTNA WES™ intelligent software optimises the design and allows you to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for compounded gains in efficiency and insights. This unique software platform makes it possible to integrate solutions from virtually any type of equipment and swap out technologies without having to make expensive and time-consuming updates to your existing systems.

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