Transition Toward the Highly Advanced Technology for Automated Warehouse System
Daifuku Co., Ltd.
In the 40 years since 1966, when we completed Japan’s first automated warehouse, we have been developing new techniques and products targeting next-generation automated warehouses. Centering on the theme “highly advanced technology,” we have freely used state-of-the-art technology such as drives and software to enhance the applications of stacker cranes and peripheral equipment. Thanks to technological advances, automated warehouses expanded and evolved to provide “sorting and picking” in addition to “storage” advances are expected to bring unprecedented processing speed and high revolution enabling many different and novel distribution systems. Here we introduce the changes that have made the “Rack Master” stacker crane so advanced. The Rack Master is a core component of our automated warehouses.