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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Wheel [FUJI NINJA WHEEL]
Business Owner
FUJI SEISAKUSHO CO.,LTD
Category
Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution)
Company
FUJI SEISAKUSHO CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Award Number
20G130817
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

This is an omni-directional drive wheel that can travel to "all directions". In the face of global labor shortages and rising labor costs, I am confident that the emergence of "AGV" will change the next "carrier culture". This WHEEL is suitable for remote control and program-driven trace driving without shaking due to the swinging of a general caster, so it is useful for automation in the world.

Producer

Yoshihide Murakami, President, FUJI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.

Director

Atsushi Nakahira, Manager Sales Division, FUJI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.

Designer

Akiyoshi Takai, Managing Director Development Desing, FUJI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.

More information

http://www.fuji-bearing.com/japanese/index.html

Already in service/use
2020/1/1

Evaluation

The rotation of each of these wheels can be controlled separately, enabling movement in all directions. Used in the logistics sector in automated guided vehicles, which are growing in importance, this item offers a dramatic increase in load capacity, despite having a smaller outer diameter than conventional wheels. We wish to offer high praise for the manufacturer’s success in achieving a very difficult target by exercising the ingenuity that it has cultivated over the years, as seen in the smooth rotation ensured by dividing the rollers in the center and offsetting the axles. The lean geometric design has an aesthetic appeal of its own.

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