Automated winch for drones can deliver any box up to 22 pounds
Commercial drone solutions specialist A2Z Drone Delivery has announced its second-generation automated delivery winch, RDS2 (Rapid Delivery System 2). The company says its latest product offers the highest payload capacity (22 pounds) of any tethered delivery system on the market, and also eliminates the need for specialty payload boxes.
Most drone delivery systems require payloads to be packaged in special boxes or onboard payload compartments. A2Z Drone Delivery sees this as a cumbersome packaging step to deployments — one that also restricts delivery possibilities.
So, with the new RDS2, the California-based company wants to provide drone delivery operators with more flexibility in the shape, size, and weight of payloads they can carry. Aaron Zhang, founder and CEO of A2Z Drone Delivery, explains:
The RDS2 can auto-release the shipper’s own boxes, removing the need for a recipient on the ground to meet the drone, and retrieve packages without…