Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 59 No. 4 (2022)   Carbon Neutral
    New Products

    ΣSynX: Smart logistics, and Development of Picking Solution

    Logistics, Thermal & Drive Systems
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is proceeding with the development of "ΣSynX," which is MHI's standard platform for synchronizing and coordinating diverse machine systems, as well as the demonstration of ΣSynX core technologies using "SynX-Vehicle," a machine embodying a new concept of automated guided forklift (AGF). Many of the operations in warehouse logistics require engagement of numerous workers. Having developed an "automated picking solution" in which ΣSynX is applied to automate the case picking operation in warehouses such as beverages, we have made it commercially available to Japanese customers since September 2022. This report presents MHI Group's efforts to smart logistics infrastructure, with a focus on automated picking solutions.