inVia Robotics, the provider of the next generation of warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce businesses, announced it has added social distancing to its inVia Logic software and inVia PickMate user tool. The new features proactively keep workers at a safe distance from each other and also notify both warehouse workers and warehouse management if that distance is breached. This helps businesses immediately enact safety first measures as the economy starts to cautiously reopen, and have them in place as we navigate towards a new normal which will most certainly include increased e-commerce ordering.
With inVia Logic customers already had access to a real-time 3-D warehouse simulation view that shows them the location of each labor point in the warehouse. That view has now been enhanced to emphasize when workers have breached a safe zone of six feet. The system also sends them a proactive alert, and the data is included in their labor-management reporting. The distance calculation can be easily modified as guidelines for safe distancing are revised.
Workers are also protected on the warehouse floor through inVia PickMate, which is a useful tool within inVia Logic that guides workers through fulfillment tasks. The app works on any smart device, and it sends a notification to the user when they’ve moved out of a safe zone.
inVia’s software and full robotic automation system are both available through its Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) model, where customers only pay a monthly subscription for automation services. There’s no costly upfront expenditure, and all updates – like safe distancing – are included. Adding inVia’s robots into a warehouse already minimizes the number of people working in the warehouse, and these new features ensure everyone’s safety.