Bossard offers a full range of high-quality fasteners products for its various clients in precision manufacturing, engineering machinery, construction, transportation systems. Based on the characteristics of fasteners products, which includes various types, low individual value, relatively high hidden costs on assembly and transportation logistics, Bossard provides its intelligent internal logistics solutions ——”Last Mile Management”, to its customers, in order to achieve the intelligent internal logistic optimization, from storage to replenishment.
Another reason that MiR robot can shine is that its excellent adaptability perfectly matches various systems of Bossard. “From the recommendation of MiR robot, to the completion of installation, debugging and personnel training, the whole application process took only a week, which shows the strong adaptability to different systems of MiR robot,” Ellick Qin said.
In line with different sensor storage systems from customer side, information including fasteners inventory is managed by Bossard’s cloud-based operation system, then can be fed back in real-time way to ARIMS backstage with strong data analysis, to achieve full/semi-automatic replenishment demand at production station.
When MiR100 receives task orders from ARIMS, it can cooperate with ARIMS system online to customize its route for selecting goods efficiently in warehouse and assembly storage area. It can also make real-time adjustment based on practical circumstances. When it comes to the replenishment stage of the production station, MiR100 can also seamlessly cooperate with ARIMS system, to carry materials and participate in the water spider operation, so as to recycle replenishment for production stations efficiently and accurately.
In addition, due to the complexity of working environment, the high adaptability of MiR robot shows its outstanding advantages in various operation situation of Bossard Shanghai Logistics Centre, such as involving rolling doors, elevators, access control system and other elements in operation. In the near future, Bossard plans to build a new industrial park covering an area of around 3700m2 in Tianjin. The internal logistics requirements will be more diversified and complex at that time. It is believed that MiR robot’s advanced adaptive ability will definitely play a more important role.
As the application of cooperative robots in many fields continues to expand and deepen, more dull, repetitive, or high-risk mechanical operations will be handed over to safe and flexible cooperative robots to complete. But the value of human will not be replaced. On contrary, human worker can take more higher value task of using human wisdom after liberation of basic work. With the efforts of MiR robot, efficiency of internal logistics will be further motivated, which sets Bossard as a role model of improving internal logistics. The further man-machine cooperation mode created by industry 4.0 can retake the efficiency eaten by nonlean manufacturing, and thus is worthy of the entire industrial industry expecting.