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August 16, 2016

inVia Robotics launches robotics system to handle fulfillment operations of e-commerce firms

inVia Robotics has unveiled its goods-to-box robotics system, which helps in the fulfillment and material handling operations of warehouses and e-commerce providers.

inVia Robotics has unveiled its goods-to-box robotics system, which helps in the fulfillment and material handling operations of warehouses and e-commerce providers.

The company claimed that its automated turnkey system will boost the efficiency of its customers’ businesses by incorporating into existing workflows, without requiring companies to reconfigure their floors or change shelving.

Its robot integrates seamlessly with warehouse management systems (WMS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to maximise existing technology investments.

"Robotics is the next evolution of automation and unlocking its benefits will enable more businesses to stay competitive."

inVia Robotics CEO Lior Elazary said: "E-commerce is booming, but retailers are struggling to keep up with consumer demand, due to rising price pressures, increasing expectations for faster delivery and a shortage of warehouse labour. 

“For decades, the man-to-goods model reigned supreme, but now with robots in the warehouse, goods can autonomously navigate across warehouses to be sent to their final destinations quickly and cheaply.

"Robotics is the next evolution of automation and unlocking its benefits will enable more businesses to stay competitive, which will positively impact the industry and economy.”

inVia Robotics’ GrabIt robot can lift items up to 30lb in weight, and up to 24 inches wide.

It can also work for ten hours on a single battery charge.

Once a product is picked, a GrabIt can offload an item to its TransIt companion, which can collect orders and subsequently zip them to an box to be shipped.