Logistics support robot CarriRo® releases new solution for food industry

-Introduction support campaign for the food industry started for the busy summer season-

The logistics support robot CarriRo® sold by ZMP Inc. (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Taniguchi Hisashi) has been introduced and used by more than 250 companies so far. Among them, in the midst of the COVID-19 disaster, the quantity of goods in food and beverage warehouses has increased rapidly due to the consumption of stay home, and the labor shortage and workload of workers have become major issues for the coming season (busy season). Traditional manual transport increases the risk of infectious diseases due to increased contact with people and things. As a countermeasure for this, many companies are considering the introduction of automatic transfer robots and AGVs that can save labor and make non-contact transportation.

In order to solve such problems in food and beverage warehouses, we will publish the automatic transportation solution by CarriRo® as a document and provide a support plan that customers can start operation immediately after introduction.

Operation image in receipt / shipment work after the introduction of CarriRo

〇Transportation work in general food and beverage warehouses
Arrival: It arrives on a pallet, is transported by a forklift, and is stored on a shelf in the storage area.
Shipment: Picking with a slim cart or basket trolley. After that, the worker manually transports it to the berth, puts it in a predetermined position, and loads it on a truck.

〇General operational issues
・ There are many forklift trucks in operation, and there are labor cost burdens and safety issues.
・ A lot of manpower is required for picking. Further, in the case of a beverage, the weight is heavy and the frequency of transportation is high, so that the load on the worker is large.

〇 Operation using CarriRo
Arrival: Automatic transport using unmanned forklift CarriRo Fork or CarriRo AD + (pallet loading type)
Shipment: When using a slim cart or basket trolley, use AD + (trolley type) to pull
Use the tracking function of CarriRo because flexible movement is required during picking
When transporting to the berth, switch to the autonomous movement function and perform automatic transport
If the automatic withdrawal attachment is used here, the labor saving effect will be further improved.

[Solution materials for the food industry]
Download link:https://www.zmp.co.jp/products/catalog/carriro-solution

〇Reference operation example
YAMAEHISANO Co.,Ltd.:https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/casestudy/detail_yamaehisano
Hokkaido LogiService.:https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/casestudy/detail_hokkaido-logi
Bussan Logistics Solutions CO.,Ltd:https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/casestudy/detail_bls.html
* YAMAEHISANO Co.,Ltd. is also planning to give a lecture as a user at ZMP world 2021 to held from July 13th to 15th.

[About the free provision of autonomous mobility introduction support]
Our expert staff will carry out route setting and setting work based on the assumed operation. By utilizing the autonomous mobile introduction support, full-scale operation can be started in about half a day after delivery without using on-site resources. This service will be provided free of charge if the autonomous mobile model (CarriRoAD or AD +) is installed by the end of September 2021.

[Logistics support robot CarriRo]

Logistics support robot CarriRo is the product developed from ZMP's autonomous driving technology such as Auto taxi. In the logistics industry, where labor is rapidly becoming scarce due to the declining birthrate and aging population, we are selling for the purpose of reducing the burden of transportation work and labor saving and efficiency improvement. Currently, we have introduced a total of about 250 users since the start of sales, and with the new added value of autonomous movement, we are expanding the introduction to various fields such as the service industry such as hotels, including distribution bases and factories.
[Product Web URL]​ ​https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/

【Product price】
CarriRo® FD (Following model): 5-year lease with 34,000 JPY per month (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD (autonomous model): 52,000 JPY per month (excluding tax) / 1 unit for 5 year lease​ ​
CarriRo® AD (model with external input / output function): 5-year lease Monthly fee 58,000 JPY (excluding tax) / 1 unit
CarriRo® AD + (Bogie type): 5-year lease Monthly 73,000 yen (excluding tax) / 1 unit
(Pallet loading type): 5-year lease monthly fee 82,000 yen (excluding tax) / 1 unit

[Main product specifications]

Body weight
55 kg

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)

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.

[About CarriRo Innovation Center]

The center was opened in Edagawa, Tokyo in June 2020 as a showroom that brings together unmanned logistics solutions. We are constantly demonstrating the actual machines of all models, including the dolly-type Logistics support Robot "CarriRo"

3-11-10 Edagawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo Tsukishima Warehouse (4F)
About a 6-minute walk from "Shiomi Station" on the JR Keiyo Line and Musashino Line
Introductory Web URL:https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/innovation-center

[Press Release Article]
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