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INVENTORY ROBOTICS: REAL-TIME  INVENTORY TRACKING BY AIR

Locate hard-to-reach inventory. Easily.

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The inventory check challenge

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Accurate and reliable data are essential to an efficient and effective business operation. Inventory represents a significant portion of assets in a business. Therefore, managers and other decision makers need to accurately and timely know how much inventory there is and where it is located in order to make effective budgeting, operating, and financial decisions.

Companies that carry a significant amount of inventory are continually looking for better ways to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their inventory checking process.

Some companies stop operations to carry out a full physical inventory check. Other operations are able to be more targeted, with cycle counts in areas that deal with high-value or high-volume products.

Irrespective of your approach, it often means that there is a team of individuals roaming the warehouse manually checking for inventory. This can be time-consuming, expensive, disruptive, require equipment (people lifts), and exposes people to safety risks.

Most important of all, inventory accuracy is never guaranteed due to verification process being manual, coupled with the time taken to execute.

Inventory Robotics: Automated Cycle Counting

Automatic identification and location of hard-to-reach inventory

PINC's UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) is called PINC Air. It allows companies to apply drone technology, coupled with advanced optical sensor capabilities, to significantly improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of inventory checks.

The system can be ordered by the operator to perform automatic inventory checks throughout the warehouse, accurately identifying inventory in put away locations, at the frequency of your choosing. 

Moving the process of information capture into the air provides on demand checks and avoids the time, expense, and risk of using a people lift to access difficult to reach locations within the warehouse.

Using extensive optical sensors allows the aerial robot to navigate, identify inventory, determine inventory location, and fly safely in a warehouse environment.

The power in the solution lies within the sophisticated software capabilities that provides three dimensional mapping, navigation, inventory identification and location accuracy. Indoor flights does not require FAA approval.

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PINC Air drones provide automatic, accurate, fast, and safe inventory checks at the frequency chosen by the user.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

  • “Kenco wants to use drones for managing real-time data gathering in outside yard operations. PINC’s patented RTLS sensor platform captures locations of assets and inventory, and can provide up-to-the-minute information that would allow Kenco to customize and segment yard operations based on customer needs and business rules.”
    K.M.
    Vice President, Kenco Innovation Labs