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Multiway Robotics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Multiway Robotics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Empowers Large Electrical Equipment Conglomerate with Intelligent Manufacturing Logistics Upgrade

Electrical equipment is distributed in various corners of the world and is closely related to economic development. Among them, transformers and inductors are extensively used and widely covered. They are essential components for the secure utilization of electric power energy. With the development of smart grids, logistics networks, and new energy sources, new demands are being placed on the electrical equipment manufacturing industry.


Project Background:


The client is a large-scale electrical equipment conglomerate that owns two production factories for transformers and inductors, covering a total area of nearly 100,000 square meters. By introducing Multiway Robotics' unmanned forklift system, automated handling of raw materials and semi-finished products in Workshop 2 and Workshop 3 is achieved.


Project Details:


The project involves multiple temporary storage areas, such as raw materials, winding, casting ovens, drying and oil injection, turnover, complete set accessories, low-voltage drawer assembly, and other assembly areas.


Goods in each area experience frequent turnover, requiring multiple workers to perform highly repetitive tasks, leading to increased labor costs for the company. Additionally, the traceability of goods information is lacking, resulting in challenges in warehouse management.


Project Challenges:


  • The warehouse has a vast area, necessitating coordinated operations across various complex scenarios including inter-workshop and indoor-outdoor transitions.

  • The requirement is to deploy and bring the robot fleet online rapidly without causing any interruption or halt in production.

  • There is a wide variety of electronic component SKUs (Stock Keeping Units), and the handling routes are intricate. This places higher demands on the team's overall planning capability.


Multiway Solution:


To address these challenges, multiple units of the "Pallet Stacker MW-L20" and "WeFront X20" are introduced based on the client's requirements. These are integrated with our self-developed software system encompassing Warehouse Management System (WMS), Warehouse Control System (WCS), and Robot Control System (RCS). This holistic hardware and software integration provides a flexible solution for inbound and outbound operations, significantly enhancing overall logistics efficiency across the entire facility.


WeFront X20:

With a load capacity of 2000kg, WeFront X20 can be rapidly deployed in batches. Its compact design enables it to navigate across different floors, handle tasks in outdoor storage areas, and maneuver through extremely narrow aisles. This enhances the utilization of factory space.


Pallet Stacker MW-L20:

With a load capacity of 2000kg and a lifting height of 5m, the Pallet Stacker MW-L20 utilizes laser-guided navigation for positioning. It is compatible with various types of pallets, such as two-way entry pallets and nine feet pallets. This model is primarily used for material handling and stacking within warehouses or workshops.


Multiway Robotics achieves rapid vehicle deployment and online operation through modular product deployment and platform system delivery. This approach eliminates the need for production stoppages, enabling flexible adaptation to complex environments including inter-floor, inter-workshop, indoor, and outdoor scenarios.


To ensure efficient robot operations, the entire path is covered by a 5G network in this project. This facilitates real-time communication for the robots, ensuring quick responsiveness to tasks.


Simultaneously, the Warehouse Management System (WMS) provides an overview of the warehouse through a 2D visualization, allowing real-time control of the status of storage locations. The Robot Control System (RCS) supervises, controls, and schedules all robots throughout the facility, enabling optimal path planning.

Project Achievements:


  • Increased Storage Capacity:

Automated handling and storage modes make full use of high-level shelves, enhancing storage efficiency.


  • Reduced Labor Costs:

24/7 unmanned operations lead to decreased labor management expenses and resource savings.


  • Enhanced Operational Efficiency:

The system autonomously plans optimal routes, minimizing redundant tasks and boosting handling efficiency.


  • Transparent Goods Information:

Dynamic monitoring of the entire handling process enables traceability of goods information, elevating management efficiency.


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