[Introduction example introduction] Logistic support robot CarriRo® Introduction aimed at automating indirect business at Sony Semiconductor manufacturing base
【Introductory case introduction】 Logistics support robot CarriRo®
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing
Introduction aimed at automating indirect business at production base
- "It is possible to cope with changing conveying wires every time" "ease of operation" is selected point -
CarriRo introduction case introduction Sony SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
Sony SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. Designs, develops, manufactures and provides customer services for semiconductor products, and has seven production bases in Japan (As of October 1, 2017, the number of employees is approximately 9,100 Name). Among them, Kumamoto Technology Center (Kikuyo Town, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture), which has a head office function, mainly produces image sensors and display devices for digital cameras and surveillance cameras.
As a reason for choosing CarriRo, Mr. Takeshita of DD company of the company introduced "CarriRo as part of the activity aiming to fully automate indirect tasks to support production activities such as cargo handling, transportation, stocktaking, etc. CarriRo was introduced, delivery from parts delivery place to warehouse We initially considered introducing a transportation system such as automatic sorting conveyor, but decided to introduce CarriRo from the viewpoint of space constraints and introduction cost.
We put emphasis on ease of introduction as well as being able to deal with conveying wires that change each time as well as workload reduction.
In transport machines of the type with tapes on the floor, it is difficult to change the conveying conductors every time, but since CarriRo keeps track of people, it is also possible to cope with complex conveying wires.
Also, ease of operation is one of the reasons for deciding the introduction. Even if it is introduced, it is meaningless unless you can use it by the workers at the site. Since CarriRo can get accustomed to operation in a short time, I was clearing even those points. "It is commented.
As an effect after the introduction, "About 1 year passed since purchasing CarriRo.Initially we did not meet our required specifications, but we will kick off the improvement project in cooperation with ZMP and introduce production within FY 2017 We are continuing to improve and aim for improvements on the work at CarriRo and we are promoting it with the cooperation of ZMP as well as remodeling to our specifications because it seems to be effective also in terms of productivity , We are aiming to switch to CarriRo.The worker can now carry by a plurality of trolleys by using it in the Kalarmo mode.It is likely to achieve the original purpose of efficiency of material transportation. In terms of productivity as well, by making CarriRo follow, we have been able to raise the amount of transportation than before, so it is likely that the total man-hours can be made more efficient and productivity can be raised. " You.
About future development Mr. Kato says, "Currently, only part of the Kumamoto Technology Center is using the CarriRo, but we will continue to investigate lateral deployment by reporting operational effect in the company as well.
CarriRo is assumed to be used in a general environment, but there is a possibility that it can be utilized even in a clean room where a certain degree of cleanliness is required, so we will try it together with ZMP.
In addition, as a next step, we will aim to improve inventory management efficiency by fully automating transport by CarriRo's autonomous operation and promoting IoT such as RFID. "It is commented.
It is capable of carrying rechargeable baggage up to 150 kg for 8 hours continuously, making it efficient for picking operations in warehouses and distribution centers, and for inter-process conveyance in the factory.
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