The first generation Black Line robot
A slimmed-down, lighter warehouse robot with a cavity design, the B1 brings more speed to operations where it matters most, like larger warehouses where driving distances are longer.
The slimmer B1 includes a cavity design to carry bins within the robot body, accommodating a taller bin (up to 425 mm) and unlocking additional storage potential. The slimmer body profile provides space for tighter and busier robot clusters.
B1 accelerates faster than other AutoStore robots. By having individual direct drive motors in each wheel base and removing the need for drive belts, the robot acceleration is 75% higher than that of R5. Driving is more balanced and on average B1’s delivery performance is 20% higher than R5.
B1 does not need to stop for charging. Our patented BattPack™ technology means the robot will visit a charging station to switch out its battery when needed. Within 30 seconds, B1 will replace a low battery with a fresh one and continue with tasks, supporting a true 24/7 operation.
Max speed is 4.0 meters per second (13 feet per second) with an acceleration of 1.4 meters per second² (4.6 feet per second²).
The lifting speed is 1.6 meters per second (5.2 feet per second) with an acceleration lift of 2.5 meters per second² (8.2 feet per second²).
This is case-specific. The general rule is 30 bins per hour for B1. A simulation of the design will determine a more accurate count.
Two main reasons. First, B1 blocks only 1.5 cells versus two cells with R5.
Second, the standard grid used for B1 provides two driving rails in all directions (known as a double/double grid). This allows robots to pass each other on both the X and Y axes instead of the previous rail design, which offered a single rail in one direction and a double rail in the other (also known as a single/double grid).
The operation time per robot in a 24/7 operation will increase from 75% to 99% between R5 and B1 due to the exchangeable BattPacks of B1, which significantly reduces the robot’s charging time.
Absolutely. While the robots have a higher performance with the double/double grid, they are made to work on previously installed systems using a single/double grid.
Consumer behavior has changed; supply chains have not. Let's talk today to see how B1 can join your team to build resilience in your operations and let you stand out from your competitors.