Automated robots and deep learning OCR inspection feature at the industry’s first multi-vendor center
Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing provider of rugged mobile hardware has launched its Renovotec Innovation Centre (RIC). It is based at the company’s 6288-square-foot, purpose-designed facility in Newton-Le-Willows, near Warrington, England.
Open to all customers and visitors, the center highlights the latest dynamic and interactive solutions for supply chain organizations. It features dedicated industry zones for manufacturing, warehousing, transport and logistics, healthcare, and retail.
Richard Gilliard, Managing Director at Renovotec said: “The RIC is so much more than a demonstration space – it’s a tool for brainstorming, visualizing, and strategy planning. Customers can experience first-hand how our solutions can give real-time visibility into industry-specific business challenges.”
In conjunction with its key partners, including Zebra Technologies, Honeywell, and Datalogic, the center is showcasing cutting-edge technology across all industry zones. In the warehousing zone, for instance, numerous tablets and rugged hardware will be on display.
The manufacturing zone will include robots showing off their skills for picking, fetching, and walking. It will also show innovative forklift trucks scanning pallets using Zebra’s wireless technology. However, predictive AI will take center stage in the retail zone. Grocery self-service scanners will be on display, identifying products and barcodes.
The launch is supported by Renovotec’s longstanding partner, Synergy Logistics. Anish Mackan, Chief Technology Officer at Synergy Logistics said: “The RIC is the one and only multi-vendor, multi-technology innovation centre in the marketplace, allowing customers to visualize products and get insight into what’s coming soon.”
Richard concluded: “The RIC acts as a sector-wide business transformation hub to learn how to most effectively manage people and assets, improve efficiencies and profitability and revolutionize supply-chain business operations.”