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Autonomous Mobile Robot

Mobile Industrial Robots, (MiR), a developer and manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has launched its newest robot, the MiR200 at Automate 2017. The MiR200 is a more powerful mobile robot in almost every aspect than the company's flagship MiR100, which has already been installed in more than 30 countries by companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Flex, Honeywell, Michelin, Procter & Gamble, Toyota and Walmart. MiR200 adds user interface and programming enhancements, doubles payload to 200 kg and towing capacity to 500 kg and offers ESD compliance for electronic assembly applications.

"MiR's industry-leading AMRs are a dramatic improvement over legacy automated guided vehicles (AGVs), which require the expensive and inflexible installation of sensors or magnets into factory floors for guidance. MiR products are designed to give owners the flexibility to easily redeploy the robots to different processes or facility layouts to support changing business needs and agile manufacturing processes. With the launch of the MiR200, customers now have even more choices in how to effectively, quickly and cost-effectively automate their material transportation needs," said a company spokesperson.

The MiR200 updates MiR's already-intuitive web-based user interface, making programming even easier for users who have no previous experience and allowing for even more optimized implementation. Updates include customizable dashboards, improved mapping, easier creation of robot missions and tasks, multi-level permissions, responsive web design and comprehensive browser support. Integrated help and product documentation provides additional guidance.

The powerful MiR200 doubles the payload capacity of the MiR100 to 200 kg / 440 lbs., and offers a MiRHook option for autonomous towing of carts up to 500 kg / 1,102 lbs. The robot offers flexibility for top modules-including racks, shelves, conveyors, lifts or even collaborative robot arms-which can be customized and mounted to meet specific application requirements. With its ESD-compliant exterior, the MiR200 is suited for electronic assembly applications where parts being transported must be protected from electrostatic discharge.

Six separate sensor systems feed data to the robot's real-time navigation and safety algorithms. "This enables quick decisions for highly efficient and safe operation of the robot, even in changing situations where people, extension cords, pallets or boxes can create unpredictable obstacles," said the spokesperson. Full 360-degree scanning allows the robot to safely back up, rather than being limited to forward motion. Additional sensors prevent blindspots by identifying obstacles above the robot, such as a table, and can look ahead and down to identify holes or stairwells, as well as clear obstacles such as glass walls.

For more information contact:

Ed Mullen

Vice President Sales - North America

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR)


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