ABB Electrification Selects Movu’s 3D ASRS

March 1, 2024
Movu’s escala automated storage and retrieval system will allow ABB Electrification Norway’s entire product catalogue to be collected and picked from for automated fulfillment.

ABB Electrification Norway is implementing Movu Robotics’ escala 3D storage and fulfilment system in its production facility in Skien, Norway. 

Movu escala is a compact ASRS (automated storage and retrieval system) in which autonomous robots move freely in three dimensions to pick highly variable-sized goods. The escala autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have a 50 kg payload capacity to carry industry-standard bins across multiple levels without the use of lift, conveyors or sequencers.

According to Movu, its ASRS does not usually require structural changes or additional electrical wiring to install. The ASRS is designed to connect to existing systems via predefined hardware and software interfaces. Movu notes that the system can be scaled by adding more ramps and robots as required.

When the escala installation is completed in Skien, it will be 22.5 meters long, 11 meters wide and 14 meters high. There will be about 6,000 locations in the system, which are not dependent on being picked from the most accessible first. The escala system will allow ABB Electrification Norway’s entire product catalogue to be collected and picked from for fulfillment. 
The system is equipped with two lanes on different floors, which mirror the two floors of the autonomous mobile robots that pick and deliver goods between plants and production workers. This allows workers to load boxes back into the system at the same time as new ones are received, saving significant amounts of time.

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