After several iterations using rapid prototyping, new trials and new or additional requirements the chassis design is finally considered done! It has been a lot of work but quite worth the work of iterations and trials. Financing has been secured and molding tools have been ordered! In a not too distant future we will be able to provide CargoBeacons with molded chassis. Maybe not very important for customers, but given the price difference between painted, high quality rapid prototypes and molded details this is very important for us and of course, our sales revenue 😀
After intense work we are proud to present completely reworked portal pages. This time to include two of the more important features that have been requested by our customers. The first feature is to include and store historic data to be used for later analysis and statistics. To support this the whole concept has been reshaped. Upon goods arrival and after each the use case is now that the logger is turned off. This does not only save energy, it also clears the internal memory and prepares the logger for reuse in a following shipment. When turned on again and synchronized older shipments will be moved down a list – thus keeping track of historic deliveries on the web portal. To our knowledge this is a unique design and an important step for us in making CargoBeacon the simplest, and most cost efficient, way to actively monitor your cargo!
Big welcome to Max Book! He is our Master of Science in Engineering student focusing on Industrial Design Engineering at Mid Sweden University. He will help us examine how CargoBeacon product assembly can be optimized with the help of collaborative robotic technology for some weeks to come. The thesis is made together with Robotdalen, Västerås, that also provide guidance and resources around the Robotics which in this case is ABB YuMi.
In contrast with other robots, a collaborative robot is a robot that is intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. This means they are much easier to deploy for various, repetitive tasks that can be found within a company. For us it is important that product assembly is made as efficient as possible already from the beginning. Through efficient assembly we enable a local production. Local operations simplify product changes and improvements which will be of greatest importance for CargoBeacon both as a company and for the product.
We look forward to the weeks to come and to see YuMi in action with the help from Max and Robotdalen!
Our new website online! Finally, our new web-page is on-line. With this we want to better communicate with you and our other customers and put focus on our product offer. Hope you like it too. Enjoy!