CHICAGO, I.L. & DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–stow Robotics, the warehouse automation enterprise unit inside stow Group, and Phononic, the worldwide chief in strong state cooling know-how, announce a strategic alliance to present chilly chain success options that serve the retail grocery business throughout North America and Europe. Combining stow Robotics’ automation experience with Phononic’s sustainable lively cooling know-how, the 2 firms are collaborating to design, develop and scale options for chilly chain success, notably for grocery automated success facilities.
stow Group is among the main suppliers of business storage options. By means of stow Robotics, stow Group is implementing warehouse automation for each industrial want with its rising platform of scalable and modern automated applied sciences. The strategic alliance with Phononic strengthens and builds upon stow Robotics’ main place in the worldwide warehouse automation market – now enhanced with know-how and designs from Phononic’s modern Actively-Cooled Tote platform and anchored by the corporate’s subsequent era answer, to be introduced shortly.
Phononic’s cooling answer permits grocery retailers the power to deploy automated options in an current footprint, decreasing massive upfront capital prices whereas reducing working labor and upkeep prices, and including flexibility whereas fractionalizing throughout tri-temperature environments. Phononic’s linked companies for the Actively-Cooled Tote platform additionally present seamless integration with warehouse automation programs and dynamic response for stock and order administration. Moreover, Phononic’s strong state cooling and refrigeration innovation makes use of a protected and sustainable refrigerant: H2O combined with naturally obtainable CO2, that includes a International Warming Potential (GWP) of simply 1 or much less. This strategy produces the most secure and lowest GWP score in the business in contrast to different generally used refrigerants that contribute to local weather change.
Storing and selecting frozen objects is an costly and cumbersome train, requiring a whole constructing to be saved at minus temperatures and workers to work inside this insupportable setting to choose objects and consolidate them with the ambient and chilled a part of orders. The strategic alliance between stow Robotics and Phononic provides revolutionary benefits to the market, permitting frozen objects to be saved alongside ambient and chilled merchandise in the identical system, and offering flexibility when the proportion between temperature managed and ambient SKUs change. Moreover, combined orders may be fulfilled in a single step, avoiding the same old time-consuming consolidation course of. The e.Scala shuttles ship temperature-controlled objects in addition to ambient objects to the choose station in any required sequence.
“stow Robotics is thrilled to work with Phononic and welcome their cooling technology and design solutions into our scalable automation work with key customers in North America and Europe,” mentioned Brian Keiger, Director of Enterprise Improvement and Advertising and marketing at stow Robotics. “We have a unique technology that fits nicely in the gap between other automation solutions in the market for customers at a specific point in their journey, and our strict adherence to standard components and modular deployments allows our innovative e.Scala solution to be installed and commissioned quickly, resulting in an accelerated return on investment.”
Rainer Buchmann, senior advisor to stow Robotics, provides, “Phononic’s IoT software and dynamic messaging will enable e.Scala to act more intelligently and promptly to inventory and order management scenarios. With this alliance, we’re accelerating our shared vision of marshalling the most advanced technology for the present and future of warehouse automation.”
Mentioned Dana Krug, SVP, Cold Chain Fulfillment at Phononic, “Joining forces with stow Robotics, a technology-driven leader in warehouse automation, allows Phononic to continue designing and providing the most critical, flexible end-to-end solutions for cold chain fulfillment in grocery retail. We’re excited to work closely with stow Robotics to deliver advanced cooling technology for this rapidly expanding sector with a global partner that is committed to innovation.”
About stow Robotics:
stow Robotics is the warehouse automation enterprise unit inside stow Group. stow Group is among the main suppliers of business storage options. stow Group, headquartered in Belgium, has about 2,000 workers throughout Europe and North America. The corporate has a pan-European manufacturing footprint with 10 industrial services throughout Europe and a worldwide business group. For extra data on the corporate, go to: www.stow-robotics.com.
As the worldwide chief in strong state cooling know-how, Phononic is driving the world to a extra sustainable approach to cool. Its transformational know-how reduces greenhouse fuel (GhG) emissions and helps local weather targets, whereas assembly the demanding efficiency wants of the market. The corporate’s thermoelectric units and built-in merchandise are mission crucial to how individuals work and talk; how vehicles ‘see’; to the safety and efficient supply of life-saving vaccines and medicine; to cooling options supporting grocery chilly chain success wants; and to modern strategies that cool residing and work areas. For extra data on the corporate, go to: www.phononic.com.