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Voodoo Robotics Releases Turbo II, Enabling Pick-to-Light that is 5-10 Times Faster!

FRISCO, TX – January 25, 2023

Voodoo Robotics has improved its communications technology, enabling its Cloud Display Devices to light up 5-10 times faster. The new Turbo II is in stock and available for new and existing implementations.

With its Cloud Display Devices, Voodoo Robotics provides a wireless pick and put to light solution that leverages the Internet of Things to improve picking speed and accuracy. The Turbo communicates encrypted picking information bidirectionally between the Cloud Display Devices and the Voodoo Robotics server to direct instructions from the warehouse Inventory Management System to the pickers on the floor. Voodoo Robotics Turbos use the customer’s ethernet or WIFI connection to communicate with the Voodoo Robotics multitenant server on the Amazon Web Services Cloud or a customer-specific server installation that resides either on the customer’s network or cloud.

In-house testing of the Turbo II hardware at Voodoo Robotics lights up Cloud Display devices 5-10 times faster than the Turbo Classic and Turbo Power over Ethernet Touchscreen (PoE-T) models. Actual results will vary for specific installations, but this improvement will increase speed significantly in existing implementations and make the Voodoo Robotics solution ideal for higher velocity picking and kitting scenarios.

The Turbo IIs are in stock and ready to ship. The following offers apply until March 1, 2023:

  • Customers who purchase Turbo IIs can obtain either Turbo at the 2022 prices.
  • Customers who purchase a minimum of 25 Cloud Display Devices may also receive a free upgrade to Turbo II.
  • Existing customers who are under warranty or who activate a service contract may upgrade their Turbos free of charge.

Please contact Voodoo Robotics to discuss the new product and how to upgrade existing Turbos.

About Voodoo Robotics

Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation, based in Frisco, Texas. We offer a unique wireless Pick-to-Light system designed and made in the United States, that modernizes warehouse operations by leveraging the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Our picking hardware integrates easily with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and third-party logistics (3PLs) to manage operations with little to no integration effort. The website for Voodoo Robotics is voodoorobotics.com.

6170 Research Road, Frisco, Texas 75033
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Voodoo Robotics Expands Core Leadership Team with Appointment of Technology Sales Veteran Kevin Callaghan as Chief Revenue Officer

FRISCO, TX – October 14, 2022

Voodoo Robotics, a leading supply chain, warehouse, and logistics automation company, today announced the appointment of technology sales veteran Kevin Callaghan as Chief Revenue Officer.

Trevor Blumenau, chief executive officer of Voodoo Robotics, said, “The appointment of such a seasoned veteran as Kevin expands our strategic leadership team as we embark on the fundamental steps to position our organization for exponential growth in this explosive marketplace.”

Callaghan’s remarkable background, with over 25 years of senior sales and sales team leadership including with industry leaders Cisco Systems and NETSCOUT, will have an immediate impact on Voodoo Robotics. He will be responsible for all business development initiatives and direct sales efforts going forward.

“We’re delighted to add Kevin to our team.  His many years of experience will be fundamental to turbo-charging our sales,” said Blumenau. “It’s essential for Voodoo Robotics to align our efforts and initiatives with our unique solutions, driving efficiency and accuracy for the supply chain, warehouse, and logistics markets.”

Callaghan lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife and two daughters and will be based at Voodoo Robotics’ headquarters in Frisco, Texas. He also serves as an independent advisory board member providing strategic sales and consulting services to several company leaders who want to build sales and go-to-market strategies and organizations.

About Voodoo Robotics

Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation, based in Frisco, Texas. We offer a unique wireless Pick-to-Light system designed and made in the United States, that modernizes warehouse operations by leveraging the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Our picking hardware integrates easily with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and third-party logistics (3PLs) to manage operations with little to no integration effort. The website for Voodoo Robotics is voodoorobotics.com.

6170 Research Road, Frisco, Texas 75033
972-914-8758 Main

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Voodoo Robotics Customer Spotlight: Nehemiah Manufacturing Company

FRISCO, TX – August 11, 2022

Nehemiah Manufacturing Company is a for-profit-manufacturing plant that has been in business since 2009. It owns brands such as Kandoo and packages/manufactures several lines for Procter & Gamble, including Tide, Downy, Dreft, and Febreze. From its inception, Nehemiah has practiced “second chance” hiring of hard-to-hire and formerly incarcerated individuals and has provided a social support team to help employees succeed. Today, Nehemiah employs 180 to 220 individuals, of which 80 to 85 percent are second-chance hires.

“Nehemiah is a special place. It’s a company that was founded to do three things: building brands, creating jobs, and changing lives. When Nehemiah was founded, the goal was to bring light-duty manufacturing to the inner city of Cincinnati,” said Eric Wellinghoff, Chief Marketing Officer. “The mission of our company is providing job opportunities for those who need a second chance. One in six people in the United States currently has a felony on their record and we found that by giving them a second chance, we could change their lives and in turn, they would change our lives and we could change the lives of consumers.”

“I am a two-time felon who was struggling to find a job until I came across Nehemiah,” said Michael Taylor, a Cincinnati native. “As I started moving up in the company, I started to believe in myself. Fast forward nine years, I am the director of operations here in charge of about one hundred people … who report to me. I needed the helping hand when I needed it, but now that I got to this point, I got to start being the helping hand for somebody else.”

Voodoo Robotics devices in the Nehemiah Manufacturing picking area.

Wellinghoff said “We are focused on how we continue to organically grow the impact that we have in our community. We really want to encourage business leaders because we think business is the way to change the fabric of society. We feel called now, after 13 years of success, to create a national movement for second-chance hiring.”

Last year Nehemiah turned to Voodoo Robotics to improve warehouse picking accuracy and efficiency in its direct-to-consumer facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. It purchased 80 Voodoo Robotics Cloud Display Devices and three Turbos (routers).

“We are a small but growing pick and pack facility and we needed to move from 1980s technology to the 21st century. Voodoo Robotics let us add a strong but flexible pick to light system quickly,” said Ian Huskey, Director of eCommerce Fulfillment. 

“The real key to success is flexibility compared to regular pick to light devices, which are much more rigid. The Voodoo Robotics devices are adaptable and reconfigurable as our needs change. Today we have 115 SKUs that we use with Pick-to-Light devices. It has been a giant leap forward. We currently use the devices for pick faces, but have future plans for pick-to-cart, and put-to-wall.”

Nehemiah Manufacturing contracted with Scott Jessup of Whitfield Consulting LLC to enable their SkuVault IMS and ShipWorks software to work together with Voodoo Robotics, ensuring quick and accurate order picking.

“We have seen a marked increase in our accuracy and our efficiency, as the devices have helped us optimize our workflows. We have also experienced improvements in accountability, traceability, and total operational throughput,” said Huskey.

Bridget Johnson, a warehouse picker, said “I had no experience with any pick to light system before this job.” She said she found the Voodoo Robotics “devices easy to interact with and a great way to increase my accuracy. I appreciate the instant feedback I get if I make a mistake, and knowing how to fix it without involving a supervisor.”

Nehemiah looks forward to evolving and expanding its Voodoo Robotics implementation after it moves into their new, larger warehouse facility later this year.

Learn more about Nehemiah Manufacturing at nehemiahmfg.com.

About Voodoo Robotics

Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation, based in Frisco, Texas. We offer a unique wireless Pick-to-Light system designed and made in the United States, that modernizes warehouse operations by leveraging the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Our picking hardware integrates easily with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and third-party logistics (3PLs) to manage operations with little to no integration effort. The website for Voodoo Robotics is voodoorobotics.com.

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Thanks for Visiting at MODEX

FRISCO, TX – April 4, 2022

Voodoo Robotics attended MODEX at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, March 28-31. At MODEX we identified several candidates for collaboration partnerships. Please contact us if you would like to go to market together.

We would like to thank SVT Robotics, StreamTech Engineering, and Grenzebach Corporation for showcasing our products at MODEX.

Trevor Blumenau, Voodoo Robotics CEO, spoke about “Steppingstones toward modernizing your supply chain” at MODEX at the SVT Robotics Tuesday, March 29.

About Voodoo Robotics

Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation, based in Frisco, Texas. We offer a unique wireless Pick-to-Light system designed and made in the United States, that modernizes warehouse operations by leveraging the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Our picking hardware integrates easily with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and third-party logistics (3PLs) to manage operations with little to no integration effort. The website for Voodoo Robotics is voodoorobotics.com.

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Kenco Features Voodoo Robotics in Ahead of the Curve Booklet

FRISCO, TX – March 15, 2022

Kenco Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider in the United States, has featured Voodoo Robotics Cloud Display Devices in its Ahead of the Curve booklet.

“Kenco deployed the Voodoo Robotics system to increase efficiency and help with bottleneck issues during peak season.”

They used the cloud display devices in put wall with high-volume SKUs, indicating the tote to pick from on the put wall with a light and text and providing instructions to the packer to remove the tote and pack the product into a shipping container. The solution is hybrid, combining handpicked and packed containers and totes that Locus Robots deliver onto the conveyor line.

“With Voodoo Robotics’ flexible design, and intuitive interface, Kenco customers achieve more picking in less time, and with fewer errors.”

Voodoo Robotics will be at MODEX, the largest international supply chain exposition held in the western hemisphere, to answer your questions about our Cloud Display Devices. MODEX 2022 will be March 28-31 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Please look for us at one of booths of our integration partners at MODEX to get an excerpt from the Kenco booklet:

  • Grenzebach Corporation, Booth B2611
  • Open Sky Group, Booth C7575
  • SVT Robotics, Booth B8260
  • StreamTech Engineering, Booth B8443.

About Voodoo Robotics

Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation, based in Frisco, Texas. We offer a unique wireless Pick-to-Light system designed and made in the United States, that modernizes warehouse operations by leveraging the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Our picking hardware integrates easily with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and third-party logistics (3PLs) to manage operations with little to no integration effort. The website for Voodoo Robotics is voodoorobotics.com.

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Visit with Voodoo Robotics at MODEX

FRISCO, TX – MARCH 11, 2022

Voodoo Robotics will be at MODEX, the largest international supply chain exposition held in the western hemisphere, to answer your questions about Cloud Display Devices. MODEX 2022 will be March 28-31 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

Please look for us at one of booths of our integration partners:

  • Grenzebach Corporation, Booth B2611
  • Open Sky Group, Booth C7575
  • SVT Robotics, Booth B8260
  • StreamTech Engineering, Booth B8443.

Trevor Blumenau, Voodoo Robotics CEO, will also be speaking about the Voodoo Robotics solution at MODEX at the SVT Robotics main booth B8260, 1:30 pm, Tuesday, March 29. The topic will be “Steppingstones toward modernizing your supply chain.”

If you will be at the show and would like to schedule a time speak with us or have a personal demonstration, please contact us at (972) 914-8758.

About Voodoo Robotics

Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation, based in Frisco, Texas. We offer a unique wireless Pick-to-Light system designed and made in the United States, that modernizes warehouse operations by leveraging the latest Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. Our picking hardware integrates easily with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and third-party logistics (3PLs) to manage operations with little to no integration effort. The website for Voodoo Robotics is voodoorobotics.com.

SVT Robotics Launches New SOFTBOT Connector to Voodoo Robotics Pick-to-Light System

May 6, 2021, Norfolk, VA — SVT Robotics, whose software dramatically accelerates the deployment of industrial robotics, today announced a new SOFTBOT Platform connector for Voodoo Robotics, a leading innovator in warehouse picking automation.

SVT and Voodoo worked together to develop the pre-built connector between SVT’s SOFTBOT®  Platform and Voodoo’s Pick-to-Light system — completely wireless battery-powered modules that leverage the latest IoT technology and cloud display devices to boost picking speed and accuracy in warehouses and distribution centers.

“By connecting to the pre-built standard integrations of our SOFTBOT Platform, Voodoo’s highly-versatile pick-to-light devices can be deployed as quickly as ever-evolving warehouse tasks,” said T.J. Fanning, VP of Sales. “Mobile-cart integrated pick task management, zone-based pick or pack applications with AMR or AGV solutions, and automated pickup or replenishment by any AMR or AGV are just a few examples. The uses are virtually unlimited.”

Voodoo Robotics designed its wireless modules to easily modernize distribution centers, warehouse operations, and third-party logistics. Now, through integration with the SOFTBOT Platform, Voodoo users can expand the accuracy and productivity of their supply chains faster than ever before. For more information or to get started, visit svtrobotics.com/contact.

About SVT Robotics
SVT Robotics’ SOFTBOT Platform enables companies to rapidly connect and integrate their enterprise systems to any robot or automation, empowering them to compete in a quickly changing marketplace. Learn more at svtrobotics.com.

About Voodoo Robotics
Voodoo Robotics is a leading innovator in picking warehouse automation, providing cost-effective technology for warehouse inventory management and order fulfillment solutions. With engineering and robotic expertise, the Texas-based company brings the next wave of state-of-the-art automation to material handling industries. Learn more at voodoorobotics.com.

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