Announcement of CarriRo® DPS, Logistics support robot CarriRo®AD in conjunction with digital picking system

-Cooperation between automatic transfer and DPS, saving labor in picking and preventing work errors-
-Announced at ZMP World 2019, which will be held from July 23rd to 26th-

ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Taniguchi Hisashi, hereinafter ZMP) and Nippon Filing Co., Ltd. Head office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (President, Jotaro Tajima, hereinafter Nippon Filing) to introduce CarriRo® DPS: CarriRo® AD (Autonomous Movement Model) linked with the digital picking system (DPS). This makes it possible to realize automatic conveyance simultaneously when using DPS and contributes to significant labor saving in picking work and improvement of workability by preventing work errors.

When linking CarriRo® and DPS, CarriRo® sends an instruction to DPS by using CarriRo®'s external device linkage function and reaching a specific landmark. It becomes a mechanism that lights up a specific display unit of DPS in the corresponding area and displays the quantity. As a feature of CarriRo®, flexible route design is possible anywhere. By simply retrofitting the existing shelf with a DPS display, it can be used smoothly in existing centers and factories where work flow and layout are already fixed.

By utilizing this CarriRo® DPS, the following operations are possible.

・ Collaborative Solution 1: Assuming picking of goods in the warehouse
The picking area where DPS is installed is classified into zones, and variable landmarks corresponding to each are installed. The CarriRo® will then stop at the location of the variable landmarks in the zone where picking needs to occur, and in that zone will light up the shelf indicators that need picking. Once picking is complete and items are loaded onto the CarriRo®, the CarriRo® will also automatically drive to the zone where the next picking is required.

Operation flow
1. Connect the CarriRo® and the work batch on the DPS handy terminal
2. DPS executes stop / passing instructions when passing landmarks. The color of CarriRo® corresponds to the color displayed on the display
3. The zone without picking passes and travels to the next working zone
4. After the picking operation is complete, give an automatic run instruction to CarriRo®
5. CarriRo® stops in place after picking

・ Cooperative solution 2: Assuming picking of parts of each process in the factory
CarriRo® is connected to a shelf with DPS installed, and the shelf contains parts necessary for each process. CarriRo® is set to stop automatically at each process, and after stopping at the process, lights up the DPS indicator of the parts necessary for the process and displays the quantity. The worker of each process picks the necessary parts and completes the work.

Operation flow
1. Register parts and quantities for each location from the DPS terminal
2. Link the CarriRo® to the mobile shelf with the DPS handy terminal. Automatic running starts after completion of tying
3. When passing landmarks, DPS indicates stop / pass.When the parts supply position is reached, the lamp of the same color as the line lights up on the display and the picking quantity is displayed.
4. After the picking operation is complete, give an automatic run instruction to CarriRo®

This function is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2019.The price details and launch date will be announced at ZMP World 2019, which will be held from July 23 to 26. In addition, demonstrations and operation methods by actual machines will be introduced within the CarriRo® EXPO.

The logistics support robot CarriRo® is a product developed using ZMP 's Autonomous Driving technology. The purpose of CarriRo® is to save labor and increase efficiency by reducing load of carrying work in the logistics industry because of labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and aging population. The logistics support robot CarriRo® is particularly used in the logistics industry where human labor shortage is a severe crisis. Currently, CarriRo® has a track record of more than 100 users since the start of its sales and after the introduction of Autonomous Moving mode in November last year. CarriRo® has not only introduced in logistics bases and factories but also in-service industries like hotel.

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【Product price】
CarriRo® FD (2019 model (Following model)): 5 year lease with monthly charge of 34,000 yen (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD (Autonomous Moving Model): 5-year lease with monthly charge of 52,000 JPY (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD (Equipped with external connection function): 5 year lease with monthly charge of 58,000 yen (excluding tax) / 1 unit

【Main Specifications】

Body weight
55 kg

Width 61 cm × Depth 91 cm × Height 24 cm* Handle part is 96 cm

Maximum loading capacity
150 kg
Maximum speed

6 km/h (Drive, Following mode)

3 km/h (Autonomous Moving mode)
250 N (equivalent to 300 kg) * It depends on the road condition and the situation of the bogie.
Charging time
Two and a half hours​ ​
Operating time

8 hours

* It may be different depending on the operating condition

【CarriRo® Homepage】

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【Japan Filing Co., Ltd.】

Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
President and Representative Director: Jotaro Tajima

Establishment: December 1939 Number of employees: 316 Business contents: Manufacture and sales of physical distribution and storage equipment and devices. Manufacture and sales of furniture for libraries and other cultural facilities. Manufacture and sales of office furniture. Manufacture and sales of medical storage equipment and devices. Design of physical distribution and information storage systems, construction and consulting. Manufacture and sales of physical distribution and information storage devices and software. Manufacture and sales of dividers and construction materials. Sales of post office box and other postal administration products. Steel structure construction, machinery and appliance facility construction, interior finishing construction. Mass deoxidation of books and materials, storage environment maintenance and related work. Sale, purchase, rental and maintenance of land, buildings and other real estate.

As a specialized manufacturer of storage systems that "provide better storage systems", we provide unique storage systems in all fields such as distribution centers, libraries, general companies / public offices / post offices, hospitals and so on. We can provide one-stop service from proposal to design, production and construction according to your needs.

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