Carrier Transicold Global Container Refrigeration embraces industry 5.0 through innovative collaboration with Robots

Carrier Transicold’s Global Container Refrigeration factory in Singapore, a key manufacturing site for Carrier’s refrigerated container systems globally, is moving Industry 5.0, which refers to people working alongside robots and smart machines to deliver more customized, sustainable and resilient operations. 

The Carrier Transicold Global Container Refrigeration factory launched a 5-year automation roadmap in 2019 to set the vision for its transformation strategy and to kickstart the technological infrastructure required for automation.

In 2021, the factory welcomed its first collaborative robot (cobot). The cobot, which works together with employees in small spaces to assist in attaching access doors on refrigeration units, frees up workers to focus on other core and higher-value manufacturing operations. In its first year, the cobot completed its programmed task approximately 900,000 times.

“At Carrier Transicold, we drive disruptive innovation to make a positive impact for our customers, our employees and the planet,” said Lee Meng Huat, General Manager, Manufacturing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “We are focused on refining collaborative interactions between people and machines to meet the growing complexities of manufacturing.”

Cobots have contributed more than 8,000 annualized hours of productivity in the factory. Additional automation or digitalization are in development and scheduled for launch in the next year.

About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation.

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