The project features multi-floor robot collaboration, as well as fully integrated digital operations for the first time, setting a new benchmark in terms of scale and complexity.

Geek+ Technology Upgrades World's Largest Smart LED Manufacturing Facility
Geek+ Technology Upgrades World's Largest Smart LED Manufacturing Facility

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Geek+, the global leader in AMR technology, and PANGQI Technology, a leading  Chinese smart logistics solution provider, jointly announced a strategic cooperation  with LED display manufacturing giant Unilumin. The three parties will jointly create  the LED industry’s first fully automated smart factory where the whole logistics  process, from raw material receiving, quality inspection, warehousing, discharging,  production, to finished product warehousing and distribution will be powered by  Geek+’s autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).  

The project features multi-floor robot collaboration, as well as fully integrated digital  operations for the first time, setting a new benchmark in terms of scale and  complexity: More than 100 Geek+ robots handling nearly 30 different LED production  operations over 10 floors and an area of about 100,000 square meters.  

The project is located in the second phase of Unilumin’s Daya Bay, Huizhou  factory. The factory is currently the world's largest smart LED manufacturing facility.  

The setup involves four types of AMRs: P800, a goods-to-person picking robot, is  used for raw material storage and in-store picking; RS5, a tote-to-person picking  robot, is used for bin storage and in-store picking; MP1000R, a moving robot, is  responsible for inbound and outbound flows and empty container recovery; and four way shuttles are used for finished product storage. To accomplish this feat, Geek+  and PANGQI customized Unilumin’s warehouse management system (WMS) and  robot management system (RMS), creating the first integration of cross-floor, multi category robot fleet solution in the LED industry. 

Geek+’s P800 goods-to-person picking robots transport goods  

Pan Xixiang, Deputy Director of Automation of Guangdong Unilumin Energy Saving  Technology Co., Ltd. , said: "Unilumin has always focused on technology and design  and strives to be the leader in the LED industry. This time we have partnered with  industry leaders Geek+ and PANGQI to create a whole-process flexible logistics  system in the second phase of our factory in Daya Bay, Huizhou. Introducing  technologies and equipment such as human-computer interfaces, industrial robots,  and intelligent logistics, we are constantly working to realize digital manufacturing  and Industry 4.0 upgrades." 

Four-way shuttle for storage of finished goods at Unilumin  

Wu Xiaoqian, founder and CEO of PANGQI Technology, said: "I am very pleased  that Unilumin has chosen to introduce our smart logistics solution to achieve flexible  full process automation. Through PANGQI's smart logistics solution and Geek+’s  AMRs and artificial intelligence, we have solved the problems of receiving, zoning  storage, set shipping, and production line receiving of raw materials for over 180,000  SKUs, achieving an industry breakthrough. Unilumin not only ensured no production  line stoppage and normal production operation during the upgrade process, but also  continuously created a new historical high in production." 

Geek+’s MP1000R in operation on site  

Zheng Yong, founder and CEO of Geek+, said: "Geek+ is committed to achieving  global smart logistics transformation and is constantly striving to provide robot  solutions in complex scenarios. We are excited to leverage the combined strengths of  our robot fleets and work with PANGQI to empower industry innovation pioneer  Unilumin to create a comprehensive and integrated flexible solution that continues to  lead global LED manufacturing."  

This is another demonstration of the high flexibility and scalability of Geek+’s  technology. The solutions not only handle highly complex and diverse production  scenarios, but the production line can also be upgraded without stopping production:  Deployment of the AMRs is already underway without disrupting Unilumin’s  operations. Once fully implemented, the solution will improve Unilumin's inventory  accuracy rate, greatly reduce labor requirements in production line material handling,  and provide an impressive boost to picking efficiency.  




About Unilumin 
As a leader in the LED display industry, through continuous innovation, Unilumin has  advanced LED display and lighting product lines, self-researched intelligent pole IoT  application ecology, and LED total solutions for industry charge centers, smart cities, new commercial displays, stadiums and events, outdoor and road lighting, urban  landscape multimedia lighting, and other major application scenarios. Unilumin  always adheres to the innovation-driven development, and to the "contribution to the  development of the industry, and the progress of society", the original intention of the  enterprise, focus on technology and design, and striving to become a leader in the  LED industry, is committed to contribute to the information, digital, intelligent society  "Unilumin wisdom "! 

About PANGQI Technology  
PANGQI Technology is an intelligent manufacturing solution provider and smart  logistics platform with the mission of using "AI intelligence to empower customers  and data to connect the future." The company focuses on intelligent logistics  technology and intelligent warehousing solutions in smart factories and smart  logistics scenarios, covering a full range of solutions from goods-to-person  technology, AGV material handling, intelligent information systems, robotic picking  solutions, tote-to-pallet automation solutions, etc., from logistics automation systems  to large complex intelligent three-dimensional warehouse, smart logistics conveyor  lines, providing customized services for customers.  

About Geek+  
Geek+ is a global technology company leading the intelligent logistics revolution. We  apply advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize flexible, reliable, and highly  efficient solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ is trusted by  over 500 global industry leaders and has been recognized as the world leader in  autonomous mobile robots. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1500 employees, with  offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore.  

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