New company supports warehouses and facilities 04 July 2024

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A new robotics and automation company called Rainbow Dynamics has launched to design and build sustainable robotic load handling and parcel sortation solutions for warehouses and facilities.

With its headquarters in Chorley, Lancashire, Rainbow Dynamics offers a range of supply chain robot technology, including:

  • A mid-market autonomous mobile robot suitable for a range of applications, from transporting a product during the manufacturing process between assembly-line workstations to sorting foodstuffs into a shop-ready picking sequence before they leave a grocery DC
  • A robotic pallet and roll-cage handling forklift with a 1,500 kg load capacity. Rainbow Dynamics’s robotic lift truck eliminates the need for a dedicated worker to transport roll cages and palletised loads around the loading bay – thereby freeing up personnel for other more profitable duties within the store
  • A flexible automated storage and retrieval shuttle designed for picking and putting-away palletised loads within high density racking schemes. The pallet shuttle makes maximum use of the storage space available within a building and delivers ultra-efficient throughput speeds and picking accuracy. Its modular design makes it ideal for those warehouses that operate within B-2-B supply chains
  • In addition, a new product – an order picking system based on Rainbow Dynamics’s ‘RackBot’ technology, will be introduced later this year.

    All component parts used in the manufacture of Rainbow Dynamics’s original equipment are made in Europe and conform to the required CE standards.

    At present, original equipment is manufactured abroad, but Rainbow Dynamics plan to start assembling products in-house. The company expects to announce the opening of a new UK assembly facility within the current year.

    Rainbow Dynamics founder Alfred Chen said: “We have an impressive product portfolio and are adding to it all the time. We are focused on the new generation of innovative and low CapEx autonomous mobile robot technology. Rainbow Dynamics’s robots do not require any costly fixed infrastructure, which means they are scalable and gives them the flexibility to adapt to the user’s changing requirements. And, because they are straightforward to commission and install, they are easily introduced within existing storage facilities.”

    He continued: “This is a great time for Rainbow Dynamics to start up in the UK supply chain robotics market. For many reasons – not the least of which is the sustained impact that the shortage of lift truck operators and general warehouse personnel is having on logistics companies’ ability to recruit experienced and reliable staff, there is a real appetite throughout the logistics industry for robotic handling solutions.

    “It isn’t just the biggest players that are embracing the technology. Due to developments in both hardware and software the benefits of robotic solutions are within financial reach of SME businesses too. And, with our ‘Robots as a Service’ (‘RaaS’) finance option, users can minimise their upfront investment commitment and incorporate ongoing maintenance and service regimes into an agreed monthly fee.”

    Operations Engineer

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