2.4GHz is used globally.
With more than 10 R5 and R5+ Robots, there should be chargers for at least 75% of the Robot count.
Max speed = 3.1 m/s (10 feet per second)
Acceleration = 0.8 m/s² (2.6 feet per second²)
Lifting speed = 1.6 m/s (5.2 feet per second)
Currently, this is hard coded and controlled in robot firmware.
The AutoStore Controller software plans and controls robot traffic to ensure Robots will not collide. The Robots report their position continuously to the AutoStore Controller software. The Robot driving control is done by the motor encoder and secured by two different track sensors for each direction.
The estimated lifetime for the Chairman AGM 12105T battery used in AutoStore™ R5 is:
The Robot weight, including batteries, is 148 kg (326.25 lbs).
With a maximum Bin load (30 kg/66 lbs), this would be about 183 kg (about 403.5 lbs).
R5 uses two 12V/105Ah AGM batteries (lead acid -Absorbed Glass Mat) as a standard.
This is case specific, but a rough rule of thumb is 30 Bin presentations per Robot per hour (+/-). However, even up to 40 Bins per Robot is possible. A system simulation will provide a more accurate count.
A typical working day for R5 and R5+ is about 20 hours. Each Robot needs at least 4 hours of charging per day. Robots will charge whenever they see an opportunity to do so (during breaks or low-capacity periods).
The AutoStore Red Line can and does support 24-hour operations. We are happy to discuss how to make this happen and invite you to contact our team for more specifics.
Yes, but an extremely unbalanced load (e.g. 30 kg in one corner or less than 1/3 of the compartment) can increase abrasion wear of parts.
This is dependent on weight, driving frequency, lifting frequency, operational hours, and other factors.
Yes, newer R5s have an adjusted chassis to fit the slightly longer tracks.
No. The chassis of the older R5 models do not fit the extended Grid.
No. R5 Robot and the other Red Line modules will continue to be our focus. Black Line addresses a different market segment and R5 is still our flagship Robot.
The R5 will still be the optimal choice for 220- and 330-mm Bin applications because the R5+ will require additional time for every lift operation compared to R5 when handling 220- and 330-mm Bins. For 425-mm Bin applications, the R5+ will be the natural choice.
Please refer to the R5+ spec sheet.
Yes, this has changed. B1 has a new battery pack which is different from R5. The B1 battery is 26.4V and 15Ah.
Maintenance of the charger is performed inside the Grid.
At this time there is no limitation in production volumes of B1.
Due to its advanced construction and central cavity, B1 Robots will reduce the noise level by 10 db, which will appear to be twice as silent to the human ear.
The operation time per Robot in a 24/7 operation is 99% due to the exchangeable BattPacks of B1, which will significantly reduce the Robot’s charging time. The BattPacks technology allows B1 to switch a low battery for a fully charged battery.
The exchangeable battery pack found on the B1 is beneficial to operations above 10 hours per day. The advantage of the exchangeable battery pack will increase when the hours of operation per day increases.
Black Line Robot blocks only 1.5 cells versus 2 cells as with Red Line Robots.
Acceleration of Robots is key for AutoStore, especially in high-density areas. To achieve the increased acceleration of B1 and maintain the center of gravity and thus the stability, B1 covers more than one cell.
B1 uses 26.4V/15Ah Lithium Ion batteries (LiFePO4) as a standard.
B1 battery lifetime is estimated between 6 years (1 shift) and 2 years (3 shift operation). Actual lifetime will vary depending on average Bin load, average temperature, etc. Batteries will still perform out of the recommended period but below their optimal capacity.
Yes, you can add B1 Robots to an existing SDG (and run them parallel to R5), although the increase in throughput will be lower than with a DDG.
This is because it will charge its capacitor before resuming work.
For B1 we recommend between 30-50% of the Robot count in chargers with batteries.
The max. speed is 4.0 meters per second (13 feet per second) with Acceleration of 1.4 meters per second squared (4.6 feet per second squared).
Lifting speed is 1.6 meters per second (5.2 feet per second) with Acceleration lift of 2.5 meters per second squared (8.2 feet per second squared).
This is case specific. A general rule of thumb is 35 Bins per hour for B1 Robots. A Simulation will determine a more accurate count.
The maintenance complexity is lower with the B1 compared to R5 and R5+ due to its much simpler periodic maintenance process.
Yes. Black Line is backwards compatible with all Red Line modules. However, there maybe less benefit in adding Black Line modules to a Grid unable to support the higher speed.
The current R5 Robot has proven to be the perfect solution for customers with system throughputs up to 5,000 Bins per hour. Although it is possible to have Red Line systems with even higher performance, due to its higher acceleration and top speed, B1 will outperform R5 on large installations, running 2-3 shifts while achieving similar performance levels as shuttle systems.
From 0% to 100%: 40-45 min
From 50% to 100%: 15-20min
From 75% to 100%: 8-10min
B1 battery will last approximately 2 hours from 100-0%.
We machine and safety test for B1 and the RelayPort.
We are currently conducting fire tests to compare SDG and DDG.
The crash barrier height is the same for B1 and R5. For R5+, an additional safety barrier is required.
No, as with R5, there no certificate. The test has been done in house by our organization.
To keep downtime to a minimum, we continuously improve the Xhandler, which removes issues without stopping the system. Large Grids should always have multiple service areas to increase accessibility and reduce downtime when retrieving a Robot.
There is no need to change the strategy for removing Robots from the Grid, hence the service vehicle remains the same. Due to the taller Robot, the service wall has been upgraded to fit both Robots.
2.4 GHz: Up to 30 Robots (Max 50)/ std. range circle 25 m radius per AP (max. up to 50 m).
Old installations in Europe: 433 MHz: Up to 30 Robots / std. range circle 25 m radius per AP (max. up to 50 m).
Old installations in US: 915 MHz: Up to 30 Robots (Max. 50)/ std. range circle 25 m radius per AP (max. up to 50 m).
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