Introduced logistics support robot CarriRo® at supermarket warehouse

- Introduction is to overcome the issue due to labor shortage and implementation is possible at a low cost-​ ​


The logistics support robot CarriRo® a ZMP Inc. product (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo: CEO: Taniguchi Hisashi, ZMP) was introduced in the warehouse of a super market in order to cope up the labor shortage issue and they were able to increase the productivity by two times.

We are pleased to announce this case.

【CarriRo® introduction case introduction】 Ueda Co., Ltd.
Example URL:https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/detail_ueda.html


Using a dedicated tow attachment


Ueda Co., Ltd. was started in 1951 as a work contractor at the grease factory, and now as a comprehensive logistics company that performs sorting work in the warehouse and delivering.

It is a challenge for the company to handle the shortage of manpower in recent years and when we studied about the issue where if we can use some automation and save workers time and we decided on CarriRo which can improve the efficiency of transportation within our warehouse. The deciding factor is that in the case CarriRo, since it is a machine that can operate as a single unit and can coexist with people whereas AGV there need a huge investment and it took a second step. CarriRo can be set up at a low-cost and is of big merit.

As we are proceeding with the introduction, we have requested for a dedicated attachment for towing and carrying numerous trucks moving in the warehouse with CarriRo®, which was developed and provided immediately which actually improved the productivity.​ ​

Mr. Ueda (President and Representative Director) also commented on future developments as follows. "Currently, only the Kawasaki sales office is using CarriRo®, but in response to the results at the Kawasaki sales office, we are moving forward with plans to expand operations by CarriRo® at other distribution centers. In addition, the CarriRo® which we are using now is a follow-up type, but since the autonomous movement model also began selling, we would like to consider new ways of using it. "

【Logistics Support Robot CarriRo®】

CarriRo® is a bogie type logistic support robot which is available in two different modes. The Autonomous Moving mode model and a Following model. The latter can be operated using a joystick to move in karugamo mode which automatically follows a beacon (transmitter). By using CarriRo®, it is possible to raise the transport productivity up to about 3 times. With CarriRo® alone you can carry baggage of up to 150 kg, CarriRo® with an optional tow jig can carry about 300 kg of baggage for 8 hours in a row, improving the efficiency of picking operations in warehouses and distribution centers. It is also possible to substitute a belt conveyor or AGV (automatic guided vehicle) by using it for inter-process conveyance in the factory. Moreover, since the work load is greatly reduced, it becomes possible for women and elderly people to carry out the transportation work which was regarded as hard labor so far, so it can be used for expanding workers and promoting employment.

【Product Web URL】https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/
【Video】https://youtu.be/i4-n3XUXr0w

【Product price】
CarriRo® FD (2018 model (Following function)): 5 years lease monthly charge 28,000 yen (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD (Autonomous Movement Model): 5 year lease of monthly charge 52,000 yen (excluding tax) / 1 unit
Entry package (1 CarriRo® AD, 2 CarriRo® FDs): 5 years Lease Monthly 100,000 yen (excluding tax) / 3 units

【Main Specifications】

Body weight
55 kg
Size
Width 61 cm × depth 91 cm × height 24 cm Handle part 96 cm
Maximum loading capacity
150 kg
Maximum speed

6 km/h (Drive, Following mode)

3 km/h (Autonomous Moving mode)
Traction

250 N (300 kg equivalent) * It depends on the road condition and the condition of the dolly.

Charging time
Two and a half hours​ ​
Operating time
8 hours * It may be different depending on the operating situation.


【Related page】
New feature of CarriRo® ! "Features" and "mechanisms" of the autonomous movement mode is publicised !


【Press release article】

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