Relationship to SDGs
|9.Industry innovation and infrastructure||9.1||Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all|
|9.2||Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries|
|Introduction of cutting-edge technology to products/services||Use of wireless/5G tech, rechargeable batteries|
|Introduce high-efficiency systems and predictive maintenance system using AI tech|
|Reduce energy consumption with more sophisticated power supply equipment|
|Make maintenance services more efficient with use of IoT|
D-PAD Wireless Charging System
Daifuku's D-PAD is a wireless charging system for electronic vehicles, such as fork lifts and automatic guided vehicles. Conductive parts are not exposed, so sparks are not generated and there is no risk of electric shock. This allows for safe charging even in environments with water, oil, or dust. The system's non-contact design means that there is no wear, providing maintenance-free operation even in situations where charging has to be performed frequently. The system can charge batteries even if the stopping position deviates slightly for easy opportunity charging. Automatic charging prevents stoppages due to insufficient battery power.
The 3D software Sym3
Sym3 visualizes a 3D render of the BHS in real-time, allowing users to accurately track bags through the BHS and monitor the status of BHS hardware live. In the Intralogistics business, the 3D software Sym3 enables us to perform virtual tests in advance to determine whether functional capacity throughout an entire system meets initially planned requirements, which in turn allows for the highest possible degree of finish for the overall system before it is shipped. We used to prepare 1,000 cases to send down a sorting conveyor for a test at an installation site, but as it took only a few minutes to complete the test, the volume of data available for analyzing was limited. With Sym3, we now run an unlimited number of tests, which helps cut hours in processes from installation to final adjustment at the site. We will expand this initiative into other businesses to meet the need for shortened delivery lead times.