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Comprised of the drive, motor and gear box, this new distributed drive system is available as a complete solution for motor-mounted and wall-mounted horizontal motion control conveyor applications.
With its new Sinamics G115D, Siemens is introducing a new, compact and powerful drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The drive system comprises the motor, drive and gearbox in one unit and is offered in two versions — wall-mounted and motor-mounted.
The Sinamics G115D drive system is characterized by a robust design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66 / UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Sinamics G115D can be easily installed in confined areas. The drive system can also be operated reliably over a wide temperature range of -30 to 55 degrees Celsius (-22 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit), enabling operation in deep freezing applications.
Sinamics G115D is suitable for applications in intra-logistics and airports, as well as in the automotive and food and beverage industries. Its power ranges from 0.37 to 7.5 kilowatts
(1/2 to 10 hp) for wall-mount applications and 0.37 to 4 kilowatts (1/2 to 5 hp) for motor-mounted applications. The drive system can be put into operation quickly and easily with comprehensive integration into the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal including Startdrive commissioning software or the Sinamics Smart Access Module (SAM) web-server for Wi-Fi setup and diagnostics.
To be prepared for digital transformation and to enable cloud-based analysis, Sinamics G115D is integrated into the entire MindConnect portfolio and is compatible with MindSphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives.
Thanks to Profisafe, the Sinamics G115D has Safety Integrated in the form of STO (Safe Torque Off) SIL2, which standardizes and facilitates the certification process. For flexibility in terms of installation, service and maintenance, the solution is equipped with a plug-in connector and flexible connection possibilities. The device is particularly suitable for interaction with Simatic controllers such as the Simatic S7-1200 or Simatic ET200 for motion control.
Siemens offers warranty extensions for Sinamics G115D through its Service Protect package. As part of this service package, an additional one or two-year warranty extension may be purchased for failure coverage. The package offers simplified processing under normal warranty conditions for the extended period.
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WALTHAM, Mass.–6 River Systems (6RS), the provider of the world’s first and only fully collaborative mobile robotics solution, announces general availability of Mobile Sort, a new solution that enables warehouse operators to intelligently generate and fulfill batched orders using 6RS’ robots, mobile sort stations and cloud-based software enhanced with machine learning. 6RS will debut Mobile Sort on April 8 at ProMat 2019.
E-commerce and retail sales continue to grow each year, yet warehouse operators struggle to find and recruit enough warehouse associates to keep up with the work. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that U.S. warehouses need to hire an additional 452,000 workers between 2018-19 amid record-low unemployment nationwide, just to meet the growing demand. Mobile Sort is designed to help operators rise to meet peak demands and challenges.
“Each-picking operations are under bigger-than-ever market pressure to pick faster and scale for peak seasons with fewer seasonal hires,” Jerome Dubois, 6RS co-CEO and co-founder said. “6 River Systems’ Mobile Sort improves throughput with a picking and sorting solution that is mobile and flexible, helping operators who are crunched for time, capital and resources balance performance and cycle times.”
Mobile Sort stations consist of smart kiosks, mobile put-to-light walls with validation sensors that work with 6RS’ cloud-based software and 6RS collaborative robots, called “Chucks.” 6RS’ intelligent allocation engine continuously generates highly optimized batches of work which group orders into the most efficient picking jobs, minimizing walking. Chucks deliver empty totes to associates in active picking areas and direct associates to complete picks. Totes are then delivered to take-off points, where they are sorted into orders using the Mobile Sort stations.
Equipped with product images and put lights, Mobile Sort stations further assist associates to sort items into customer orders at industry-leading speed and accuracy. The entire solution, from robots to sortation and packout stations, is powered by 6RS’ machine learning that drives efficient picking and system performance. Not only does Mobile Sort improve pick rates, but it is also used to consolidate picks across different areas or automation into discrete orders; for example across mezzanine levels or from goods-to-person automation solutions.
“Mobile Sort is quick to setup and break down, and doesn’t require any permanent infrastructure,” Gillan Hawkes, 6RS VP of Product said. “Unlike traditional automation, Mobile Sort can be easily scaled up or down to handle seasonality and to reclaim precious floor space.”
With the addition of Mobile Sort, 6RS extends the value that their solutions offer customers—from their collaborative mobile robots, to order allocation, picking, sorting and pack-out. These solutions address existing gaps in the market today, specifically for third party logistics, B2B, fast-growing e-commerce and omni-channel retail operations.
“Autonomous mobile robots have done a great job of attacking the low-hanging fruit in fulfillment processes— movement of material” said John Santagate, Research Director for Commercial Service Robotics at IDC. “As the innovative vendors in this space have begun to scale deployments, they are now also developing complementary products that extend the value of the AMRs in the fulfillment process. Mobile Sort from 6 River Systems is a good example of an AMR vendor extending the capabilities and value of their products and offerings”.
The Mobile Sort solution will be deployed across leading 3PL and retail warehouse operations in time for peak 2019.
Attending ProMat 2019? Schedule time to view a demonstration of Mobile Sort from April 8-11 at Booth #S3983.
About 6 River Systems
6 River Systems was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo. Jerome and Rylan were previously executives at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics). The 6 River Systems engineering team has decades of automation, software and operations experience and has designed, built and deployed the world’s largest warehouse automation solutions. Leading 3PLs, retailers and manufacturers including DHL, XPO Logistics and Office Depot are using 6RS to fulfill millions of units a week.
6 River Systems is supported by world-class venture capital firms and strategic investors, including Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Eclipse and iRobot. Amy Villeneuve, former president and COO of Kiva Systems, is a member of the board.
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