Automatic inventory solution combining AGV and RFID gate
Geek Plus Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as “Geek Plus”), which provides automatic shelf handling robots, and Toshiba Tec Corporation (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Nishikori), a major automatic recognition solutions company, In collaboration with Hironobu (hereinafter “Toshiba Tec”), we introduced an RFID automatic inventory solution using Geek Plus AGV at the Sagamihara LaaS Center in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
■Background of solution introduction
Although there are examples of RFID being used in stores, it has not been widely used in warehouses. Inventory work does not generate sales and only incurs costs. Customers have a sense of the challenge of reducing man-hours without affecting the current receiving and shipping operations as much as possible. In order to solve this problem, we decided to create a solution that allows inventory to be taken completely unmanned by combining an AGV and an inventory gate. ～AGV and RFID gate combination solution～
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4G3ZIEA4N4] ■Specific effects of combining the two companies
In conventional inventory taking, the barcode on each product was scanned using a handheld device. You will need to scan the barcodes of the products that are in stock.
In this solution combining the two companies, an AGV lifts storage shelves containing products and transports them to a gate equipped with an RFID reader. The AGV rotates inside the gate to ensure reading accuracy. After reading, the locator automatically returns and retains the reading results in the system. Only when inventory inventory and data inventory are different, barcode scanning can be used to automate conventional manned inventory operations, making it possible to carry out inventory operations without being affected by the number of personnel or work hours.
Additionally, productivity is improved by approximately 50 times compared to manned inventory operations.
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■About Geek Plus■
Geek Plus was founded in Beijing, China in 2015. We have successfully introduced over 20,000 autonomous collaborative robots to 200 companies globally, making us a unicorn company with the top global market share. The Japanese subsidiary was established in 2017. It has been installed one after another by major logistics players, and is the top company in Japan with over 2,000 units installed. As a solution to the worsening labor shortage and the rapidly expanding demand for logistics, we aim to co-create a new logistics standard by utilizing next-generation robotics technology.
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