ZMP and Toppan Printing, ROBO × IC tags for unattended inventory

ZMP and Toppan Printing, ROBO × IC tags for unattended inventory

With unmanned convoy transportation in which CarriRo and the RoboCar platform are linked,

Discovery progress of unattended inventory solution by IC tag which becomes the first will be disclosed at automatic recognition comprehensive exhibition

ZMP Corporation (Head Office: Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, President: Hisashi Taniguchi, hereinafter ZMP) cooperates with the logistics support robot "CarriRo" with the Autonomous Driving controlled development vehicle platform (RoboCar platform) We began initiating measures to realize the unattended transportation in warehouses and factories.

As the first step of this initiative, ZMP will automatically follow the "RoboCar 1/10" after Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shingo Kaneko, Toppan Printing) We will develop an unmanned inventory solution combining "CarriRo" and RFID, and the progress will be announced on the "19th Automatic Recognition Comprehensive Exhibition" (venue: Wednesday, September 13, Tokyo Big Sight) 's Toppan booth.

As for the RoboCar platform, by mounting sensors such as RoboCar 1/10 of real vehicle 1/10 scale robot car or "POWER WHEEL II" for research and development, we can measure the surrounding environment and map it and its own position Estimation is possible and it is possible to run autonomously. "CarriRo" also has a function called "Karugamo mode" that detects and follows the attached beacon. By combining these two functions, "CarriRo" automatically follows the autonomous RoboCar platform, enabling unmanned convoy traveling with multiple units at once.

This time ZMP opens unattended inventory solution combining RFID under development with Toppan Printing as the first step of this effort. In this solution, "CarriRo" equipped with an RFID reader that irradiates radio waves outwardly runs unattended, reads the RFID affixed to the surrounding products and returns the read actual shelf information to the goods management system. This will make the inventory work more efficient and less labor consuming labor.


Following the autonomous leading robot "RoboCar 1/10" CarriRo, CarriRo The antenna mounted on the handle of the CarriRo reads the RFID affixed to the surrounding products and performs stock picking in an unattended manner.

Unattended inventory solution by collaboration between "RoboCar 1/10" and "CarriRo"
© ZMP Inc. / Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

About the logistics support robot CarriRo

CarriRo is a trolley type logistic support robot with a drive mode that allows operation with a joystick and a kalargo mode that automatically tracks a beacon (transmitter), and is a product that began selling in August 2016. By utilizing CarriRo's function, we aim to raise the productivity of transportation up to about 3 times. The rechargeable maximum of 100 kg baggage can be carried for 8 hours in a row, making it easier for picking operations in warehouses and logistics centers to be used for inter-process conveyance in the factory, so that belt conveyors and AGVs (automatic guided vehicles) It is also possible to substitute. Moreover, since the work load is greatly reduced, it will be possible for women and elderly people to carry out the transportation work which had been regarded as hard work so far, so it is effective for expanding workers and promoting employment.

https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/

【Major Specifications of CarriRo】

Body weight 55 kg
Size Width 600 mm, depth 900 mm
height 200 mm (Handle part 900 mm)
Maximum loading load 100 kg
Maximum speed 6 km / hour
Charging time 2 hours and a half
Movable time

8 hours

(It may differ depending on the operating situation)

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[Inquiries concerning this matter]
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ZMP Caliro Division, Inc. TEL: 070-3169-5864 / E-Mail: yoh.arai@zmp.co.jp

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