Audi’s logistics of a future: Goods being consecrated pierce autonomously to employees

Posted on 18. Dec, 2015 by in Audi Canada

“Autonomous products vehicle is another pioneering growth towards a bureau of a future. By means of intelligent connectivity, we grasp additional potency and flexibility, while easing a work of a employees,” settled Axel Bley, Head of Logistics Concept Development. The Audi employees report a new room as a “supermarket of the future,” since a complement knows during all times that tools a commissioners need and provides them with accurately a right products during a right time.

The functionality of a “supermarket of the future” is efficient, ergonomic and convenient: Driverless ride systems, so‑called carries, pierce a products to a commissioners entirely autonomously. To do so, they expostulate underneath a shelves, lift them adult and ride them automatically to a executive picking station. There, black on a guard uncover a employees that products they have to put into that place. Unlike a prior person‑to‑goods commissioning, a DTS does not need far-reaching lanes and picking bays, so a shelves can be positioned most closer together. That reduces space mandate by 25 percent.

A fleet-management complement coordinates a carries so that they always arrive during a commissioners’ workplaces punctually. This means that a employees never have to wait for their products – a shelf change during a picking hire takes usually four seconds. The robots accept a sequence to pierce a shelf for commissioning by Wi‑Fi. When in motion, they asian themselves by means of QR codes on a floor, that are review by a camera commissioned underneath a DTS. The unconstrained ride systems pierce in a apart area from where a employees work.

Thanks to a new supermarket concept, a commissioners’ workplaces are most some-more ergonomic than before. The goods‑to‑person element eliminates not usually prolonged operative times in a picking bays, though also prolonged walking distances and a pulling of heavily installed element carts. Another advantage of a supermarket of a destiny is a versatility: If components change or new ones are added, this can be fast integrated. “All a shelves are mobile, so where they are located is no longer important,” pronounced Bley. “With a augmenting series of parts, it is enormously critical that we can conflict flexibly.”

The unconstrained ride systems are versed with eight rechargeable batteries with a using time of approximately seven hours. When their assign standing has depressed to 40 percent, they automatically lapse to their charging stations. There, they are recharged for two hours around initiation plates in a floor, and afterwards automatically lapse to work in a transporting shelves. When charged, a robots accelerate to a speed of 3.6 kilometers per hour, irrespective of a weight of a element carried. They can ride a limit of 600 kilograms.

The commissioning of a owner’s manuals for a Audi A3 models is a initial charge for that a new supermarket judgment is being tested. Next year, additional commissioning stations during Audi will take over a goods‑to‑person principle. 

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