Logistics support robot CarriRo® introduced for the first time in the major stationery manufacturer's transportation business

-Achieving twice the amount of transport in conventional environments where it is difficult to secure transport conductors, contributing labor shortages and labor savings-

Logistics support robot CarriRo®AD (Autonomous Movement model) sold by ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Hisashi Taniguchi) is introduced to Kokuyo Co., Ltd. which is a leading stationery and furniture manufacturer. KOKUYO Co., Ltd., also operates KOKUYO LOGITEM Co., Ltd. having Head Office in Osaka (CEO, Takayuki Koshiba) as a logistics and office relocation services. CarriRo® FD has contributed to labor saving at office furniture transfer and office relocation sites. CarriRo® was first introduced in June 2019 for labor-saving commitment, now it has been used in moving and relocating services for the first time ever.​ ​

At the site of moving or relocating offices, it is reported that it is difficult to secure Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and automatic transfer robots because it is difficult to secure a predetermined transportation flow line due to the characteristics of the operation and the site environment changes each time. Accordingly, It has been the basics that work is done manually.

On the other hand, the Follow-up function of CarriRo® allows users to exclude the set-up step. Instead, CarriRo® itself can automatically follow and transport in the same direction of the leading person. The flexibility of this feature can bring out the best result in the transportation process.​ ​

At KOKUYO LOGITEM, the conventional flat type cart can be towed by CarriRo® by using the Follow-up mode. One device CarriRo® can draw one or two traditional conventional cars, therefore, the number of transported units increased by twice its amount. As a result, labor-saving and increased efficiency has been recognized.

In addition, the company is recommended to apply CarriRo® Ride, a board that is attached to CarriRo® in order to transport people, to reduce the walking burden for workers, eventually, the transportation loads will be decreased.​ ​

[Logistics support robot CarriRo® Case Study example]
​ ​KOKUYO LOGITEM
Case introduction URL:​ ​https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/detail_kokuyo-logitem


【Logistics Support robot CarriRo®】

The logistics support robot CarriRo® is a product developed by applying ZMP's Autonomous Driving technology represented by the service demonstration of the Auto taxi® that ZMP is working on. In the logistics industry, where there is a rapid labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and aging population, sales are being carried out for the purpose of reducing labor and increasing efficiency in the logistics industry. Since the start of sales, it has been installed for more than 140 users, and has been introduced in various fields including logistics bases and factories as well as service industries such as hotels due to new added value through autonomous movement.

[Product Web URL]​ ​ https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/
【Video】https://youtu.be/dkfvVXNdaCU
【Product price】
CarriRo® FD (Follow-up model): 5-year lease 34,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD (Autonomous model): 5-year lease 52,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD (Model with external input / output function): 5-year lease 58,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD + (Trolley type): 5-year lease 73,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / 1 unit
(Pallet loading type): 5-year lease 82,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / 1 unit

【Main Specifications】

Body weight
55 kg
Size

Width 61 cm × Depth 91 cm × Height 24 cm

* Handle part is 96 cm
Maximum loading capacity

FD/AD: 150kg

AD +: 200kg
Maximum speed

6 km/h (Drive, Following mode)

3 km/h (Autonomous Moving mode)
Traction

FD & AD:250N (equivalent to 300kg)

AD +: Equivalent to 600kg

​ ​* It depends on the condition of the road and boggie.
Charging time

Two and a half hours​ ​

Operating time

8 hours

* It may be different depending on the operating condition

* The above CarriRo® AD + specifications are subject to change.


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