As the manufacturer of ResinDek® panels, we have been at the forefront of testing and innovating flooring panels for the Material Handling Industry since 1994. In 2007, we began providing ResinDek panels for automated warehouse distribution robots. Much of our initial research and development occurred with Automated Guided Vehicles. In the last decade, we have provided a variety of ResinDek engineered flooring products to numerous Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) manufacturers for their testing labs. As a result, millions of square feet of ResinDek panels are in service worldwide with robotic traffic in distribution centers, warehouses, microfulfillment centers, and retail environments.
At Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, we understand that the AMR flooring solutions and AGV flooring solutions can be complex, and there may be a variety of demands within a single project. Automated warehouse robots need to move quickly and operate efficiently as possible, and we recognize that the floor finish plays a crucial role in how well the robots perform. Coefficient friction, surface roughness, floor flatness, gloss, and wear can all affect the ability of robots to run at their peak. We offer a multitude of ResinDek flooring options that can be customized for load capacities, required finish type, and volume of robotic traffic. The optimization of all these criteria provides an extremely cost-effective robotic flooring solution that is tailored for each project.
ResinDek panels are custom manufactured with engineered processes which enhance the functionality, durability, and life of the floor. ResinDek finishes are developed by our internal coating innovation lab where innovation never stops. Premium materials and unsurpassed manufacturing methods ensure that every ResinDek floor panel will withstand the rigorous requirements of autonomous mobile robots and automated guided vehicles.
The durability and condition of the floor are important considerations for the optimal performance of AGVs and AMRs. Worn, uneven surfaces can disrupt the functioning of the vehicle’s laser-based navigation sensors, slowing down its rate of travel. Coefficient of friction can impact the robot’s acceleration, stopping accuracy, and turning. Gloss and light reflectivity can affect the fluidity and accuracy of the robot. To meet these demands of various robots, ResinDek panels are available in three unique finishes for automated warehouse robots: TriGard® ESD, TriGard® ESD Ultra and MetaGard® SST.
TriGard ESD and TriGard ESD Ultra utilize our unique coating technology that is engineered and designed specifically for robotic traffic:
TriGard ESD Coating is the perfect flooring finish for autonomous mobile robots that use lidar navigation system or a variable path.
TriGard ESD Ultra is a new, innovative finish that provides more than 2X greater wear than the TriGard ESD coating. TriGard ESD Ultra is engineered for ultra-high repetitive travel patterns and defined travel paths. When required, the TriGard ESD Ultra coating can be modified for increased surface roughness or a higher or lower reflectivity.
ResinDek with MetaGard SST is designed to withstand millions of repetitive cycles typically found with AGVs in areas where dirt or debris accumulate 24/7 and is not routinely cleaned. ResinDek with MetaGard SST features a steel surface that encapsulates the ResinDek flooring panel.
All three robot flooring solutions incorporate electrostatic dissipative properties (ESD) and comply with ANSI/ESD Association specifications.
|RECOMMENDED FOR ROBOTICS|
|Description||Reference Standard||Test Procedure||Gray Diamond Seal® ESD||TriGard® ESD||TriGard® ESD Ultra||MetaGard® SST|
|Coefficient of Friction:
|ASTM A326.3||Neolite sensor has material that is 95+/-3 Shore A||Avg Dry: 0.50
Avg Wet: 0.33
|Avg Dry: 0.62
Avg Wet: 0.28
|Avg Dry: 0.56
Avg Wet: 0.30
|Avg Dry: 0.77
Avg Wet: 0.68
|Taber Abrasion||ASTM D4060||180 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper replaced every 500 cycles with 1kg of weight||Wear Rating: 2,000 cycles||Wear Rating: 6,000 cycles||Wear Rating: 13,000 cycles||Wear Rating: >50,000 cycles|
|Gloss, 85 deg||ASTM D523||Tested with glossmeter geometries of 85°||20 GRUs||7 GRUs||7 GRUs||8 GRUs|
|Robot Navigation System/Travel Path:||N/A||Lidar/Variable Path||Fiducials/Fixed Path||Fiducials/Fixed Path|
|Suggested Robot Type:||N/A||AMR||AMR/AGV||AGV|
RESINDEK FLOORING PANELS - For Use with Corrugated B-Deck
3/4" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 500 lbs.
Pallet loads up to 2,000 lbs.
3/4" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 2,000 lbs.
Pallet loads up to 3,500 lbs.
3/4" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 4,000 lbs.
Pallet loads up to 4,500 lbs.
1-1/2" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 6,000 lbs.
Pallet loads up to 8,000 lbs.
* Loads above include both weight of robot + product.
RESINDEK FLOORING PANELS - Single Panel Solution - No Corrugated B-Deck Required
3/4" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 750 lbs.
1-1/8" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 2,500 lbs.
Pallet loads up to 3,000 lbs.
ResinDek® Xspan® FR
1-1/8" Thick Panel
Robot loads up to 2,500 lbs.
Pallet loads up to 3,000 lbs.
* Loads above include both weight of robot + product and are calculated on 16" beam spacing.
ResinDek panels are backed by comprehensive engineering services and a 10-year product warranty. The panels are formulated in different thicknesses and densities to meet the requirements of varying load capacities. The engineered composite wood panels have the structural integrity to support dynamic and static rolling loads from 500 to 6,000 lbs while handling the rigorous demands of automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.
Each ResinDek panel features a tongue-and-groove configuration promoting effective panel to panel wheel load transfer. When required, tongue and groove configurations are available on all 4 sides. ResinDek panels with TriGard® ESD and TriGard® ESD Ultra are available in sizes up to 4’ x 10’ (1206 mm x 3048 mm). ResinDek with MetaGard maximum size is 4’x 8’ (1206 mm x 2438 mm).
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To ensure the level flooring surface critical for the success of robotic navigation, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® offers a complete package of engineered fastening systems. These engineered solutions allow installers to securely fasten ResinDek® panels for robotic applications quickly and easily.
+ TOP SIDE ENGINEERED FASTENERS
Strong, durable, and easy to install, ResinDek® engineered fasteners secure the flooring panels with no countersinking or pre-drilling necessary. They are designed with wings near the top of the shaft that create a counter-bore for screw heads. The fasteners' number 2 square drive head works with the drill point to effortlessly penetrate steel decking thicknesses up to 12-gauge. To prevent the ResinDek® panels from lifting during installation, the fasteners are designed to drill through both the panel and steel decking before the threads engage.
Features of the top-side engineered fasteners:
+ Stand-Up Screwdriver for Engineered Fasteners
Designed specifically for panels that are secured from their top surface, Cornerstone's stand-up screwdriver works with collated strips of ResinDek® engineered fasteners. Together, the system cuts fastening costs by up to 40%, while its ergonomic design significantly reduces fatigue during installation.
Other stand-up screwdriver advantages include:
+ Collated Screws for Corrugated Metal Deck
Designed for applications in which ResinDek® panels are installed over structural metal B-Deck decking, Cornerstone's engineered fasteners work best with roll form beams and structural steel less than 3/16" thick. B-Deck valley widths less than 2-1/2" may not accommodate Cornerstone's stand-up screwdriver. Contact Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products for more guidance and recommendations.
+ INVISI-LOC® UNDERSIDE ENGINEERED FASTENING SYSTEM
The Invisi-Loc® under deck engineered fastening system is used to secure ResinDek® panels from underneath the mezzanine structure. This eliminates visible fasteners on the flooring surface. Dependable, economical, and easy to use, the fasteners and flooring panels can be installed with Cornerstone's pre-punched corrugated metal decking, which cuts installation time and eliminates metal shavings.
AGV & AMR CASE STUDIES
DOWNLOAD OUR WHITE PAPERS
SEE HOW AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE ROBOTS PERFORM ON RESINDEK FLOORING PANELS
The Flooring Solution for Robotic Traffic | Video Length: 2:03
ResinDek Flooring Panels Inside a Distribution Center | Video Length: 4:09
Elevated Flooring Solutions for AGVs and AMRs | Video Length: 2:54
MOBILE ROBOT FLOORING LITERATURE
RESINDEK FLOORING SPEC SHEETS
A number of independent evaluation and certification organizations have assessed ResinDek® engineered flooring panels to verify their suitability in multiple applications. These include IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) verification that ResinDek® panels comply with multiple building codes and fire resistance ratings, including those from the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Futher, IAPMO confirmed their suitability for use in Types I-V construction and as part of a fire-resistance rated assembly.
As part of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC's commitment to environmental sustainability, all ResinDek® panels are certified by SCS Global Services for use of recycled materials and to have no added formaldehyde. They also contribute towards earning points for LEED® qualified buildings. ResinDek® panels may also be specified for construction with FSC® certified materials (FSC® License Code FSC-C124474).
+ Evaluation Service Report, Fire Compliance & UL
EVALUATION SERVICE REPORT & FIRE COMPLIANCE
A Uniform Evaluation Service Report has been issued by IAPMO's Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) verifying that Cornerstone's ResinDek® engineered flooring panels comply with International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC) and UL Fire-Resistance Ratings.
ResinDek® panels were further evaluated by the ANSI-accredited, independent, third-party IAPMO organization for their suitability for use in Types I-V construction, and as part of a fire-resistance rated assembly (when properly installed). The rigorous assessment reviewed the panels' physical, structural, surface burning, fire-resistance, and ignition properties.
ResinDek panels are audited annually to provide the most up-to-date information possible to local building officials' review.
Two UES Reports on ResinDek engineered flooring panels are available and shared below: one for the United States, and the second for Canada and its provinces. Contact Cornerstone for more fire code compliance information.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified ResinDek® engineered flooring panels as UL Classified for up to a 2-hour fire rated assembly under UL Design No. L701 and UL File No. R39265.
+ SCS, FSC & LEED
Environmental sustainability has been a fundamental value of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® since the beginning. Because our business relies on the manufacture of highly engineered products, we have specifically created processes that do not negatively affect the environment. As part of that commitment, we annually submit our ResinDek® engineered flooring panels for independent, third-party evaluation and certification of our Earth-friendly processes.
As part of Cornerstone's commitment to environmental stewardship — and to confirm our responsible use of the planet's natural resources — our ResinDek® engineered flooring panels are reviewed and validated by SCS Global Services annually. SCS is an international leader in third-party quality, environmental, and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development.
Cornerstone's SCS Certifications are shared below.
Working to improve forest management around the world, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use of this critical natural resource. Their certification confirms that the products that bear it are manufactured using sustainable environmental practices. Cornerstone's ResinDek® engineered flooring panels can be constructed with materials that have received FSC® Certification upon request.
Cornerstone's FSC Certification is shared below.
Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is the world's most widely used and recognized. Using Cornerstone's ResinDek® engineered flooring panels in construction can contribute to a variety of credits across both materials and resources and indoor environmental quality categories, as shown here.
CARE & Maintenance
WATCH THE FOLLOWING HOW-TO VIDEOS FOR RESINDEK FLOOR PANELS CARE AND MAINTENANCE
How To: Care and Maintain Your ResinDek® Mezzanine Flooring | Video Length: 0:53
Autonomous mobile robots work using a laser light to bounce off the surrounding environment so that it can detect any obstacles in the robot's physical space. This allows the robot to have a map of the surrounding area and its work environment. Large obstacles are easy for the robot to avoid but cracks in a concrete floor may not be as easy to detect and could cause damage to your autonomous mobile robot and potentially delay productivity ResinDek warehouse decking panels help to reduce the risk of these potential hazards by providing a flat, level flooring surface with long lasting durability.
AMRs are used for a variety of different tasks and applications. AMRs can be used for the following applications: