HAI Robotics launches three new case handling solutions

HAI Robotics new case handling robot in a warehouse
The new HAI Robotics case handling AMRs offer extended reach. | Image credit: HAI Robotics

HAI ROBOTICS unveiled three new case-handling robots during the CeMAT Asia Expo in Shanghai on October 26, 2021. The company describes its autonomous mobile robots (AMR) as autonomous case handling robots (ACR).

The company showcased a whole product family of the HAIPICK ACRs, including 2 new members – the HAIPICK A3 fork-lifting ACR, A42-FW flexible-width ACR and a new look of the A42T telescopic ACR which reaches a storage height record in the industry at 10 meters.

“Since we initiated the world’s first ACR system in 2015, we have been constantly updating our product as well as solutions, centering on elevated picking height, flexible picking arms, slender robot body and better software system (HAIQ) – addressing the demands for higher storage density, mixed picking of totes and cartons, and more storage locations against the backdrop of surging e-commerce order-fulfillment strain,” Says Richie Chen, the founder and CEO of HAI ROBOTICS.


The HAIPICK A3 robot, adopting a fork-lifting picking design, is created for wider storage scenarios in which goods are not necessarily placed inside a box. The design, a major difference from previous generations of HAIPICK robots that use clamping picking, enables larger storage possibilities and better rack space utilization.

Goods that don’t require a container, such as tires, trays and boards that can be lifted by a fork from the bottom. The A3 robot adopts SLAM navigation technology, enabling more man-machine interactions in the warehouse. It is also a good match with environments that has strict control for dust, static and pollution (occluding the QR codes on the floor).

HAI Robotics booth at CEMAT ASIA
The new HAI Robotics case handling AMRs family includes three new robots. | Image credit: HAI Robotics


HAI ROBOTICS also introduced the HAIPICK A42-FW robot for higher storage density. With a fork that can flexibly adjust according to the size of goods, this robot allows picking and handling of different sizes of totes or cartons.

The HAIPICK A42-FW helps enhance warehouse space utilization. The A42-FW chassis measures 900mm in width, narrower than standard aisles of 1000mm in width. Its pick height of 190mm enables the storage density to be improved 6%. What’s more, the robot can dynamically adjust storage locations according to the size it perceives with the fork and in this way, the storage locations can be increased by 20%.

New HAIQ software version

Along with the new HAIPICK robots, HAI ROBOTICS also launched a new version of HAIQ – the intelligent brain that commands HAIPICK ACR’s operation. HAIQ nova allows seamless interaction with all kinds of equipment such as Kiva robots, SLAM-based robots, conveyor belts, etc. The latest HAIQ nova takes advantage of successful projects in different industries, to ensure smooth and optimized warehouse operation.

With over 300 projects running across the globe, HAI ROBOTICS continues to learn from successful deployments and evolve its ACR technology for better user experience.

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.