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1,350kg-capacity AMRs are first to offer IP52 protection

13 August, 2021

Danish-based Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), which claims to be the global market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has launched a pair of AMRs which are its most powerful to date and can be used to transport pallets and other heavy loads around manufacturing facilities, warehouses and logistics centres. The 600kg-capacity MiR600 and the 1,350kg-capacity MiR1350 robots are said to be the first AMRs with an IP52 ingress protection rating, which means they can tolerate dust and water drops.

“Many companies now integrate our mobile robots as an alternative to manned forklifts, which can be expensive to staff and dangerous to operate,” says MiR president, Søren Nielsen. “The streamlined transport provided by AMRs frees employees to carry out more value-creating activities and support processes in production while they increase shop floor safety.

“With AMRs increasingly integrated into core productions, downtime is not an option,” he adds. “Our new AMRs are industry-grade and constructed for a long lifetime with easy serviceability, thanks to components and cables that are industrial and easy to access.”

The AMRs are designed to navigate smoothly and safely among people and other equipment in dynamic surroundings. Sensors, 3D cameras and laser scanners provide a 360-degree view for precise, safe navigation. The new AMRs comply with the latest safety standards, including ISO 3691-4 and ANSI/RIA R15.08-1-2020.

There is a choice of lift top modules for the robots, allowing them to pick up and drop off pallets and carts.

MiR’s new heavy-duty AMRs carrying typical loads

“Customers testing AMRs within their facilities have learned that they want to transport heavier loads, and that successfully investing in large fleets for core production demands ever greater levels of reliability, safety and quality,” Nielsen reports. ”Our new industrial and robust robots meet these requirements, making them an easy choice to integrate directly into companies’ workflows.

MiR, whose headquarters are in Odense, Denmark, has supplied AMRs to hundreds of manufacturing and logistics sites, as well as hospitals, around the world. In 2018, it was acquired by the US automated test equipment supplier, Teradyne, which also owns the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) specialist, Universal Robots.

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