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Prime Vision and VDL Crop are bringing the sorting robots to the United States

Prime Vision and VDL Crop are bringing the sorting robots to the United States

VDL Team On Prime Vision Manufactures robots jointly for the US market. Delft Prime Vision has developed the concept of export sorting (robotic sorting) by so-called autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Autonomous mobile robots manufactured by VDL for Prime Vision will order parcels quickly and efficiently at US sorting centers. (Photo: VDL Groep)

VDL industrial units from Helmand are responsible for the production of AMRs. More than 750 robots have been used in various parts of the United States to process parcels quickly and efficiently. The value of this order is several million euros.

The collaboration between Prime Vision and VDL Crop goes beyond the production activities of the VDL industry modules. VDL Industries is located in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. Boards with electronic components.

Prime Vision specializes in computer vision integration and robotics, working with the latest technologies including artificial intelligence. The company started thirty years ago with postal authorization and sorting, and then initially expanded this range with package authentication technology for postal companies. Over the past year, services have expanded to the e-commerce sector.

Essential partner

‘VDL is an essential partner in the production of robots and seamlessly fulfills our capabilities in the field of computer vision and robotics solutions,’ says Eddie Thanes, Director, Prime Vision. Prime Vision has agreed with its US customer that hundreds of robots will be delivered this year. That is why the company has sought cooperation with VDL Groep. VDL, a helm-based operating company, manufactures parts for automotive mobile robots, assembles them and prepares them for export.

Collaboration

‘The production of these robots fits exactly with the core functions of the VDL industrial modules,’ says Peter van der Horst, Director of VDL Industrial Models. Collaboration with Prime Vision goes well. We have been given the space by Prime Vision to further improve the design of the robots for assembly. In addition, even in this challenging period characterized by material scarcity, we have succeeded in setting up a supply chain together. ‘

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