A PART OF THE ROVOLUTION
“In the field of Robotics and fully automated
picking solutions, Roboception complements our
portfolio with powerful sensor components.
Particularly when looking at the constructive and
efficient collaboration of our teams, we look forward
to a further successful cooperation.”
Head of Advanced Technology at TGW Logistics Group GmbH
THE PROJECT: NO LESS THAN A GAME-CHANGER
TGW was tasked to develop a system for automated item picking for the distribution business. Key challenges were the required speed of such a system, and also the huge quantity and diversity of the products to be detected and handled. The wide variety of different product shapes and packaging types made finding the right vision solution a key success factor.
From the very beginning of the project, the team worked with two rc_visard 160 in a stationary set-up as their vision component. And in addition to the sensors, Roboception delivered an individual software solution, specifically tailored to the perceptions tasks at hand.
“The rc_visard 160 is just the right product for us, in terms of performance and also regarding the cost/benefit ratio.
We focused on the detection capabilities and data quality of the sensor as well as the support and service during the development phase – and all of this we got from Roboception.”
A REMARKABLE COLLABORATION
Even in the early stages, when the rc_visard was still in a ‘pre-series’ status and the software still under development, the TGW team could rely on the quality of the products, which has always been highly satisfactory.
Furthermore, the TGW team particularly appreciated that at all times, all components were thoroughly tested and clearly documented, which significantly simplified and propelled the development process.
“The Roboception team has been easy to work with
and is very responsive – they literally became
part of our development team.
They have gained such a deep understanding
of our application that they were able to proactively
provide us with highly constructive input and suggestions
for improvement – even without our request.”
AN AWARD-WINNING RESULT
At the 2019 German Innovation Award, Rovolution has been recognized with the prestigious gold award in the B2B category ‘Logistics & Infrastructure’. Only a few months prior, it has also been awarded the 2018 Austrian Robotics Award. Both of these awards underline the fact that this innovative solution is a true game-changer when it comes to smart automation in the logistics domain – and the Roboception team is proud to be a part of it!
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ABOUT TGW LOGISTICS GROUP
The TGW Logistics Group with its headquarters in Marchtrenk (Upper Austria) is a leading international provider of intralogistics solutions and is realizing automated systems for international customers from A as in Adidas to Z as in Zalando. As a systems integrator, TGW provides planning, production, and implementation of complex logistics centers. With approximately 3,300 employees, TGW Logistics Group has offices in Europe, China, and in the U.S.A. In the 2017/2018 business year, the company achieved a total turnover of € 713 million. Visit website…