Shape Process Automation partners with Mujin to deliver advanced, intelligent solutions to North American warehouses

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Robotic systems integrator and process cutting solution provider Automation of the formatting process (SPA) and robotic technology company Mujin today announced a collaboration to enhance SPA’s robotic automation solutions with Mujin’s intelligent robotics platform. At the Automate 2022 trade show and conference on June 6-9 in Detroit, SPA and Mujin will demonstrate a mixed box depalletizing and palletizing solution powered by Mujin.

The SPA/Mujin collaboration is designed to bring hard-to-automate tasks such as mixed case depalletizing and palletizing to more warehouses and manufacturing facilities across North America faster. SPA is an integrator for major robot manufacturers, including Fanuc, one of many robotic arms compatible with Mujin’s flagship product, the MujinController. To facilitate these applications, the MujinController uses artificial intelligence, a type of AI that automatically handles potential downtime scenarios through perception, autonomous decision-making, and real-time motion planning without human intervention.

“Combining the advanced technologies and systems integration capabilities of Shape Process Automation and Mujin will enable us to improve our customers’ manufacturing operations, as well as uncover new opportunities within industrial automation.” , said Nino LaDuca, president of Shape Process Automation Group. “This partnership is timely as we celebrate 50 years of delivering intelligent automation solutions around the world.”

Ross Diankov, co-founder of Mujin, expects immediate benefits for joint customers struggling to automate labor-intensive depalletizing and palletizing applications, among others. “SPA’s experience and reputation in deploying robotic automation solutions makes it an ideal fit as Mujin seeks to equip the North American logistics market with Mujin’s game-changing artificial intelligence,” said Diankov. . “Together, we can accelerate a new wave of robotic technology in the United States and help advance the vision of a fully autonomous warehouse.”

In addition to the depalletizing and palletizing application powered by Mujin, Shape Process Automation will also showcase its innovative robotic laser cutting solution showing how its Newton technology can increase part throughput and dimensional quality over traditional CNC cutting processes. , especially when it comes to lightweight EV materials. . This demo will focus specifically on how drum trays can be crafted and assembled.

To visit Shape and Mujin at stand 805 of Automate’s Integrated Solutions Center, dedicated to automation, robotics and machine integrators.

Mujn’s Brandon Coats will discuss smart robotics for the modern warehouse

At Automate, Mujin’s Director of Systems Integration, Brandon Coats, will discuss how logistics facilities can leverage intelligent robotics – through the new approach to robotics called Machine Intelligence – to optimize the deployment of more systems. robotics in production and in new, more advanced applications. Coats’ conference presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. on June 7.

About automating the formatting process

Shape Process Automation provides industrial automation solutions that address efficiency, productivity and safety challenges in manufacturing operations. As a globally recognized robotic systems integrator, Shape Process Automation offers solutions for material handling and assembly applications as well as advanced material cutting with robotic laser, router, knife and jet processes. water. Shape Process Automation is a company of the Shape Technologies group. For more information, visit https://shapeprocessautomation.com/

About Mujin

Mujin, a robotics technology company, develops “machine-intelligent” robot controllers that are designed as a common platform for industrial and collaborative robots specializing in logistics and other pick-and-place applications. Launched in Tokyo in 2011 with offices in China and operating in the United States at Mujin Corp., Mujin works with many of the world’s largest companies to make material handling applications easier to deploy, more accurate and less expensive. The company’s flagship product, the MujinController, uses artificial intelligence technology to empower robotic systems with real-time decision-making capability that enables truly autonomous, reliable and production-capable robotic applications. For more information, visit http://www.mujin-corp.com

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