After introduction, the number of round trip transportation work can be reduced on the day, We are reducing the burden on workers and reducing work man-hours.
Mr. Iwasaki, Manager of Production Technology & Production Management Group KPS Promotion Dept.
01 Business Issues
【Issues on Campus Logistics】 - In order to cope with multifarious small volume production, the materials and parts that to be supplied to each line of the factory are carried manually. Especially,when the transport between buildings can not use AGV, the number of walks per day of transport operators is large, transportation work has occurred for many round trips, and human transportation has been a problem.
【Transportation cases】 - Place materials and parts on the push cart, supply them to each production line, and collect used empty containers. - Transportation of finished product using cart to shipping area and supply of empty finished product block to the line. - Supply work-in-progress produced by large equipment to the adjacent factory.
02 Reason why CarriRo® was chosen
[Introduction aim] - Improvement of labor environment of in-house transportation carriers (safety). - Reduction in the number of expected times of transportation and labor saving.
[Reason for judging introduction] - Multiple carts can be transported at a time. - It can be transported without fixing the transportation route i.e, without laying the magnetic tape on the floor surface. - Following workers, transportation is possible even with complicated routes. - In the near future, once CarriRo's autonomous running model is developed, it is possible to solve the problem which AGV which we are currently operating within can not do. The AGV of our company is operating within the factory floor.The transport between the buildings passing under the bottom of the shed was not realizable due to the characteristics of the AGV.The magnetic tape was laid on the transport route We have to operate, if we consider cost and safety.
03 External view of layout
Currently CarriRo is used for loading purposes, and using it under the supervision of our company. Please contact us if you are using CarriRo for towing applications.
04 Effect after Introduction
We introduced CarriRo in November 2016, and about 10 months have elapsed Our characteristic of the aisle is narrow, we started operation on the transport route between factories. Immediately after introduction, we asked ZMP to improve the quality of the performance, and we improved it. The current CarriRo will follow, without losing sight of the carrier who leads at the turn corner corner without being left behind, even in the case of a fast walking of a carrier who is a feature of the manufacturer. After introduction, we can reduce the number of round-trip transportation work on the day, reducing the burden on workers and reducing work man-hours.
05 CarriRo Future development
Currently, we are using three carriRo`s at two production bases in Japan. In addition, Autonomous Moving CarriRo has a high need for operation within our company, we expect that leasing will start soon.