cellumation is at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart in May / June 2022
We present our innovative conveying technology at the Stuttgart trade fair
31.05. – 01.06.22
cellumation at LogiMAT 2022
The Bremen-based high-tech start-up cellumation will present its products at Logimat 2022. The innovative, modular & software-driven conveyor technology has convinced juries and audiences in the past.
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cellumation GmbH develops intelligent modular technologies for automated material flow. On a very small footprint, the company’s software brings the hardware to life in the form of hexagonal robot cells (the celluveyor). Assembled into an individual conveying surface, the cells are capable of handling complex conveying tasks and transporting different goods. cellumation is characterized by a high vertical range of manufacture: The team produces the hardware and develops the artificial intelligence behind it itself. cellumation was founded in 2017 out of the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH (BIBA) at the University of Bremen. The vision: In the future, every package delivered worldwide should touch a cellumation cell. With this goal in mind, over 70 employees from 13 nations work hand-in-hand at the Bremen site.
cv.DEPAL at the exhibition
The celluveyor (short for cellular conveyor) DEPAL consists of hexagonal robot cells and distributes objects with a flat base onto up to three conveyor lines. The cells of the cv.DEPAL – assembled to form a surface – move several objects simultaneously and, thanks to their three wheels per cell, independently of each other in all directions (omnidirectional). The solution responds individually to each package to be transported.
The system is tailored to the needs of central warehouses and production facilities as well as all applications in pallet warehouses where objects are separated for further processing. If, for example, the central warehouse of a supermarket chain requires the compilation of goods shipments for individual stores, the cv.DEPAL takes over the separation of the pallet layers. For example, the system separates the incoming pallets from the manufacturer (sorted by type) with cartons full of chocolate, wine or tea in the central warehouse.
While classic layer separation systems take up 50 to 60 square meters of space, an omnidirectional celluveyor solution requires less than three square meters to separate layers with flat substrates. The separated objects can be distributed to up to three outputs for subsequent processing according to individual customer logic.
A vision system with up to two 3D cameras detects the transported objects and provides real-time feedback on their position, calculates the optimal route to the exit and immediately corrects deviations from the expected position using the intelligent software. In this way, even imperfectly aligned pallet layers can be detected and processed effortlessly. As a result, layer separation takes place without prior knowledge of the layer geometry and the packages themselves (“on the fly”).
Active data processing of the objects also makes layer separation possible with consistent object alignment. If necessary, the celluveyor cells automatically rotate the package into the correct orientation. The system reacts intelligently and dynamically to the requirements of each layer and enables separation in endless mode. This means that layer after layer can be singulated, eliminating the waiting time for a new layer to be inserted. The artificial intelligence of the vision system eliminates the learning times for new product dimensions that are often necessary for classic conveyor technology. The six-fold redundancy of the cells ensures a high level of reliability: If one cell is faulty, the surrounding six neighboring cells are able to compensate for the failure. The effort required for replacement is minimal: in less than five minutes, the defective cell is removed and a new cell is connected. Detection is automatic.
The robotic cells are designed for use in a wide variety of areas – the hardware of the cell remains the same, while the intelligent software controls and defines the function. The celluveyor is capable of performing all the tasks of classic conveyor technology: With the right programming, the robots perform targeted depalletizing, singulating, sorting, orienting and aligning of objects. The hexagonal shape of the individual cells allows the system to be assembled into any layout in the form of a plane. The solution is thus geared to both the structural requirements and the user’s individual material flow processes. Thanks to plug-and-play, the system is integrated and ready for use within a few days.
The cv.DEPAL will be presented to a larger trade audience for the first time at LogiMAT 2022.
cv.GO at Torwegge GmbH
The small all-rounder in the cellumation product range will also be at LogiMAT 2022. Our cooperation partner Torwegge has prepared something special for this. The cv.GO will be implemented into an existing system on site and can prove its capabilities there.
The cv.GO is small, very efficient and offers a wide range of applications. It can be used, for example, as a corner transfer unit, for diverting and much more. The compact size in combination with the extensive possibilities, through diverse movement profiles, find application in many practical areas.
Visit Torwegge in hall 10 at stand G41 and experience the cv.GO directly in practice.