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Tompkins, RightHand Robotics Partner for Portable Material Handling Systems

Collaboration will combine portable, automated sortation system, t-Sort, with RightPick, robotic piece-picking systems.

Tompkins Robotics, a division of Tompkins International, and RightHand Robotics, a provider of robotic piece-picking solutions, announced a collaboration that will combine the world’s first portable, automated sortation system, t-Sort, with RightPick, robotic piece-picking systems, providing flexibility and throughput for e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment.

Tompkins Robotics offers the patented automated sortation system, t-Sort, in North America and Europe. This new and innovative robotic technology, proven in large e-commerce fulfillment installations, will help build world-class supply chains.

The t-Sort system performs much like a conventional tilt tray or crossbelt sorter. However, the difference is it uses completely independent robots. This provides any-to-any flow from induct stations to divert points in a modular system that is easy to reconfigure as business scales or to accommodate seasonal peaks.

RightPick is a combined software and hardware solution that handles the key task of picking individual items for e-commerce order fulfillment.  With RightPick, businesses can reduce costs and improve reliability of the fulfillment process for pharmaceuticals, electronics, grocery, apparel, and countless other industries.

Unlike traditional factory robots, RightPick handles hundreds of thousands of different items using a machine learning backend, coupled with an intelligent gripper that works in concert with industry-leading robotic arms.

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