Chief Sales Officer
HÖRMANN Intralogistics implements numerous projects with the efficient AutoStore® small parts storage system. Together with robominds GmbH, the pioneer for artificial intelligence from Munich, they have now developed the next level in warehouse automation. They combine advanced robot technology with the dynamic, flexible, high-performance Storage System AutoStore®.
HÖRMANN Intralogistics (HI): What were the reasons for your cooperation with HI?
Christian Fenk (CF): Hörmann is a well-known player in the market. Nevertheless, the regional proximity allows us to arrange meetings quickly and easily in order to work together on solutions and new developments. Logistics is one of the growth markets for automation. The cooperation enables both companies to play a key role in this market – on the one hand in the field of automated small parts warehouses and on the other hand in AI for intelligent robotics. We have always got to know HÖRMANN Intralogistics as an enthusiastic and dynamic company. The motivation for the product AutoStore® jumped over to us at the first moment! This creates ideal conditions for a successful cooperation.
HI: What does robominds expect from this cooperation?
CF: A coherent system from a single source. Together, we can offer customers a cost-efficient overall solution. The fully integrated system of smart robotics and auto® is perfectly tailored to a wide variety of customer requirements. Even complex topics such as interfaces to WMS and Autostore® are not only solved and tested, but above all scalable and retrofittable. In addition, customer tests with demo applications can be carried out on site and thus optimal, customer-specific solutions can be developed.
HI: What are the strengths of robominds?
CF: Versatile, flexible and smart. The AI-supported vision system, robobrain.vision, independently recognizes and picks a wide variety of components - without time- and cost-intensive, prior training. Thanks to our intuitive and easy-to-use overall concept, our team of experts enables the customer to react freely and flexibly to all changes independently and cost-effectively. Based on the AI-supported industrial PC robobrain® applications can be modularly extended by existing or customer-specific AI skill. The robobrain® controls the individual components such as robots, grippers and vision systems and makes it possible for a wide variety of components to function together.
HI: Where do you see advantages for customers?
CH: HÖRMANN Intralogistcs and robominds function as a well-rehearsed team in the project. This creates valuable synergy effects on otherwise critical topics such as interfaces, feasibility studies and plant design. Together with HÖRMANN Intralogistics, we are thus able to place complete solutions on the market. We can pass on the resulting advantages to our customers one-to-one. Furthermore, we enable the customer to benefit from new technologies. In addition to collaborative robotics and the latest gripper and camera technology, this also includes our patented AI skills. Our common goal is to simplify highly efficient but highly complex technologies and thus enable the customer to enter automated logistics.