Tompkins Robotics' Revolutionary xChange™ Automates the Removal & Replacement of Order Containers

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xChange™ – Tompkins Robotics has teamed with IAM Robotics to provide another industry original, xChange™ robot. Typically a unit sorter system has an associate take the items out of an accumulation chute or mixed order destination, place the units into unique order containers and then place the containers on a takeaway conveyor. Now, for the first time ever, a fully automated unit sortation system can be paired with our autonomous tote exchange robot, further reducing the costs of distribution in a fulfillment center. When combined with Tompkins Robotics’ end to end fulfillment capabilities, including goods to person inventory delivery, pick and place induction robotics, tSort™ and the new tote exchange system we can now deliver major labor savings, better fulfillment control, and the industries quickest ROI. Come visit Tompkins Robotics virtual booth at NRF 2021 - June 21-25! You can register for free here.

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Wide Range of Unit Handling

xChange allows most orders to be sorted directly into an order container, and automatically removes and replaces the container, completely automating the sortation/ order fulfillment exit process.

Fastest ROI

xChange provides the fastest ROI of any automated system on the market. It is lower cost, faster to deploy, labor efficient to operate, and easy to maintain, resulting in a quicker realization of investments.


xChange can grow as your eCommerce business evolves by adding more sort points to increase the number of orders that a be filled in a day and by adding more robots to increase the throughput.


Flexible, modular, and portable – switch sort plans on the fly, add a robot in seconds, sort destinations in hours, “Lift and Shift” capabilities allows moves to other sites.

Labor Reduction

Reduces labor dramatically – Batch picking with xChange consolidation is 50% of traditional store order fulfillment.

Infrastructure Friendly

Its modular design eliminates extensive and lengthy facility investments and trims installation and commissioning timelines from months to days. Can be deployed in almost any existing space.