thyssenkrupp Introduces Driverless Assistant Robot
thyssenkrupp introduced its driverless assistant robot to be used in elevator maintenance with TeleRetail GmbH, its business partner and software developer, at IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, which began on September 14.
As part of a pilot project that will transport spare parts and other materials to work sites, this robot is one of two that TeleRetail introduced in the ‘New Mobile World’ exhibition at the fair held in Frankfurt, Germany. According to thyssenkrupp, this technology has a potential to offer ‘optimum logistics solutions’ for servicing elevators. The 85 cm-width robots can easily move on the sidewalk and carry loads up to 35 kg.
Having been produced to meet the spare parts needs for elevator and escalator service, the robots will reduce traffic intensity, thus ensure time savings. thyssenkrupp Elevator Vice Chairman of Global Logistics Ivo Siebers said, "Traffic intensity is one of the urbanization problems experienced frequently by our service technicians today. We can eliminate this problem with the driverless delivery robots and ensure that the spare parts are transported from storage to the workplace in a fast way while harming the environment less and working in a more-flexible manner.”
Torsten Scholl, CEO of TeleRetail Mobility Automation, said, "Our aim is to optimize logistics by saving time and cost and minimizing location needs, energy consumption and emissions with this platform.”