This is precisely where MiR's autonomous mobile robots come in. With their user-friendly, web-based programming technology, they offer the flexibility and scalability needed for use in SMEs. "We have made the idea a principle that the user can independently make programme changes themselves by us and our partners in order to operate the robots in changing environments," explains Jörg Faber, who as Sales Director at the Eschborn location (near Frankfurt a. M.) is responsible for the business development of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) in the German speaking Europe (DACH region) and the Benelux countries. "Our customers can thus also use the robots in environments that change literally from one moment to the next due to the conversions of machines and production methods."
MiR's AMRs are equipped with sensors that detect and avoid both dynamic and static obstacles as well as people in order to prevent and avoid and can also identify people and avoid collisions. Depending on the model, they can carry loads of between 100 and 1350 kilograms. They can thus be used for almost all intralogistics requirements, from material transport from the warehouse in assembly to transports within the assembly line to the staging of produced goods for shipping.
The integration of MiR robots into the XITO system facilitates the customisation of automated transport solutions based on MiR models. On the XITO platform, users will find solution modules that they can combine with the AMR from MiR. That can be used, for example, to integrate the mobile robots into the higher-level warehouse management system without a great deal of programming. Communication with machines and/or cooperation with stationary robots can also be easily implemented via the platform. An example of this is the XITO Success Story for Daimler TSS
. In the use case described there, a stationary robot stacks boxes, which are then taken over by an autonomous transport robot from MiR and transferred to a labelling system.