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
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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.
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.
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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