- April 07, 2017
April 7, 2017 – Mobile Industrial Robots, (MiR), a developer and manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), is launching the MiR200, at Automate 2017 in Chicago today. The MiR200 is a more powerful mobile robot 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.
MiR’s AMRs are designed as an improvement over legacy automated guided vehicles (AGVs), which require thenstallation of sensors or magnets into factory floors for guidance. MiR products are designed to give owners the flexibility to redeploy the robots to different processes or facility layouts to support changing business needs and agile manufacturing processes. The MiR200 updates MiR’s web-based user interface, making programming easier for users who have no previous experience and allowing for 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.
Thel MiR200 doubles the payload capacity of the MiR100 to 200kg/440lbs, and offers a MiRHook option for autonomous towing of carts up to 500kg/1102lbs. 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 ideal 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 decisions for operation of the robot, even in changing situations where people, extension cords, pallets or boxes can create unpredictable obstacles. 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.