LiBiao offers AMRs to European market

China based LiBiao Robot has announced it is entering the European market with its range of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for sorting.

The Mini Yellow AMRS are being targeted at the UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy, with LiBiao seeking distribution partners.

The AMRs have been designed as cost-efficient and flexible alternatives to fixed tilt-tray and crossbelt conveyor sorting systems. Two such robots are being offered to the European market – a 5kg tilt-tray robot and a 30kg crossbelt robot.

According to LiBiao, these are smaller and more compact than other AMRs on the market. Some 350 machines can cover 1,300 square metres and handle 20,000 units per hour. The navigation software is compatible with many European warehouse management systems.

LiBiao Robot’s founder and chief executive, Xia Huiling, explained the decision to move into the European market: “Demand for more efficient and smarter warehouse management is strong in Europe, where online shopping has been growing at a tremendous pace and driving up the number of parcels handled, so we believe that the market will benefit from our advanced mobile robot technology.

“The hardware, software and management system for the ‘Mini Yellow’ sorting system has been refined to the point where our clients usually recover the cost of their investment within one and a half to two years.”