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RMT Robotics to Supply a fleet of AGVs to Korea

August 24, 2010 – RMT Robotics will supply a fleet of ADAM intelligent AGVs (i-AGVs) to Hanwha TechM, the factory automation division of Hanwha Corporation, one of South Korea’s largest industrial engineering companies. The fleet will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Hanwha’s customer, a U.S.-based smart battery manufacturer, is currently expanding its manufacturing facility to meet increasing demand for their newest technology. “There is a high level of automation in the manufacture of modern battery technology,” said Bill Torrens, vice president sales and marketing, RMT Robotics. "To fulfill their mandate to produce just in time and operate lean, the client required an intelligent, flexible and reliable transport solution to automatically connect their islands of manufacturing machinery."

RMT Robotics will equip the fleet of ADAMs with a conveyor top which supports autonomous product transfer as well as integrated communication with the production machinery. The ADAM solution, which utilizes on-board feature based localization and dynamic obstacle avoidance, enables the vehicles to travel independently between the storage system and the assembly process without the need for guide wires, reflectors, transponders or centralized guidance.

“Of utmost importance was that the i-AGV solution work safely and efficiently side-by-side with humans in this operation,” added Torrens. “This underscores the growing importance for transport automation to be flexible, adaptive and robotically autonomous for success in today’s lean manufacturing environments.”

About RMT Robotics
RMT Robotics engineers, manufactures and installs integrated solutions for materials handling. Recognized around the globe as an innovator, RMT Robotics supplies intelligent AGVs, robotic gantry systems for tire, warehouse and manufacturing applications.

About Hanwha TechM
Established in 1953, the company is an international leader in Factory Automation (FA), Industrial Furnace and Machine Tool solutions. Born out of the bearing business, Hanwha TechM has continued to expand its core business offerings while maintaining and improving its world-class compatibility. Hanwha TechM is committed to retaining its reputation as a leading domestic brand while driving expansion to new and emerging global markets.
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