The Symbotic System builds high-density, mixed-SKU pallets — with products pre-sorted for downstream efficiency including aisle or department for easy restocking or route-stop sequence for easy delivery. It does this at a rate of more than 1,300 cases per hour per cell, with full system output in excess of four million cases per week.
Symbotic’s Pallet Build Planner is like a high-speed game of 3-D Tetris. The highly complex A-I software quickly processes an enormous number of options to find the small number of possibilities that conform to all structural and business rules and still make a dense, stable pallet. Then, using sophisticated visualization, the software directs robots with proprietary end of arm tools to place cases in the best orientation and position for the perfect pallet.