The UrbANT shopping set up simplifies shopping in urban areas in particular. With its help, users can transport their goods from the supermarket to their own front door or have them delivered completely autonomously.
In order to be able to implement the concept as practically as possible, various studies were carried out and the best possible concept was determined. Accordingly, the shopping structure has a space-saving roller door and a roller floor in the lower area in order to be able to transport heavier objects, such as crates of drinks, as simply and ergonomically as possible. In the upper area there are two variably separated compartments that offer the possibility of using a compartment for frozen products and a compartment for fresh products.
The cellulose mats from easy2cool GmbH are used as the insulating material. These are made of sustainable materials and are intended to keep the temperatures in the desired target range (so-called passive cooling). Temperature sensors, a goods scanner and a display are installed as additional features.
The components of the housing were made using 3D printing. For the assembly itself, the internal frame is constructed using an ITEM profile, to which the electronic components are also attached. In addition, this frame forms the framework for the mechanical components such as the roller conveyor on the floor of the structure and for the roller door, which can be pushed up to save space and thus provide access to the lower components.
After successful assembly, tests are carried out in the company's own climate chambers in order to be able to check compliance with the required temperatures.