Exhibition of CarriRo® of ZMP at Kawakami Industry of Bubble wrap​ ​

- International Logistics Comprehensive Exhibition - Kawakami Industry Booth Showcases CarriRo Demonstration -

ZMP Inc. (Head Office: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Hisashi Taniguchi, hereinafter referred to as ZMP) promotes efforts to realize unmanned conveyance in warehouses and factories by utilizing the logistic support robot " CarriRo ". We are going to demonstrate how CarriRo leads the carriage in factories and logistics warehouses as a collaborative project with Kawakami Sangyo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Keisuke Yasunaga).

Since its launch in 2016, the logistics support robot CarriRo has been equipped with the electric drive mode and the follow-up karugamo mode (following mode),which improves productivity while reducing the load of workers. It is used widely in logistics warehouses, factories, hotels, and so on.

Kawakami Industries manufactures and sells packaging materials for transportation and delivery including bubble wrap (air foam sheet) and plastic pearl (light weight rigid plate) for packaging materials, and in particular, bubble wrap is made from domestic bubble sheet industry.It accounts for 50% of sales share. CarriRo is also aggressive as a distributor.

In the booth presentation, you can see how CarriRo, which tow the bogie, follows the worker (Karugamo mode) and runs as a scene to be used in factories and logistics warehouses. In the past, workers themselves picked while pushing the trolley and picked, so it is obvious to reduce workload and increase efficiency.

【Exhibition Information】Logis-Tech Tokyo 2018
Schedule: September 11 (Tuesday) - 14 (Fri) of 2018
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight East 6 Hall
Booth No: 6-605
Official site:​ ​http://www.logis-tech-tokyo.gr.jp/
※ Admission is free for those who pre-register from official website.

【Logistics Support Robot CarriRoⓇ】
CarriRo is a bogie type logistic support robot that has a drive mode that allows operation with a joystick and a karugamo 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 increase transportation productivity. With CarriRo alone, it is possible to carry baggage of up to 150 kg and CarriRo with an optional towing jig can carry about 300 kg of baggage for 8 hours in a row, and it is assumed that the efficiency of picking operations in the warehouse and distribution center will be improved. Moreover, since work load is greatly reduced,it becomes possible for women and elderly people to carry out the transportation work which was regarded as heavy work so far, so it is effective for expanding workers and promoting employment.

[Product Web URL]​ ​https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/
【Price】CarriRo 2018 model(Following function):28,000 yen (excluding tax) per month/ unit with 5 year lease

【Main Specifications】
Body weight: 55 kg
Size: Width 61 cm × Depth 91 cm × Height 24 cm * Handle part 96 cm
Maximum loading load: 150 kg
Maximum speed:Upto 6 km
Traction force: 250 N (equivalent to 300 kg) * Depends on road condition and trolley situation
Charging time: 2.5 hours
Operating time: 8 hours * It may be different depending on the operation status

【Kawakami Sangyo Co., Ltd.】
Tokyo headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
President and Representative Director: Keisuke Yasunaga

Kawakami Industry was established in 1968 (Showa 43 years), founded in 1976. Since its establishment, the number of employees and sales have steadily increased, and as of May 2018, the number of employees is 456 and sales are 14 billion yen.It is a firm steadily expanding in scale despite the recession. In addition, we have a 50% market share in the bubble sheet industry, and we continue to grow today with reliability and achievements. In recent years, we are also engaged in the manufacture and sale of Moisture Tack Petit ®, a concrete heat retention / moisture retention seat. "Bubble wrap" "Plapal" "Moisture tuck petit" is a registered trademark of Kawakami industry.

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