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Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Launches MiR250, Autonomous Mobile Robot Offering Agile, and Fast-Charging Capabilities
March 10, 2020 News

 

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) launched the MiR250, a collaborative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that is faster, safer and more agile than any other solution in the category. The MiR250, which can travel at 7.2 km per hour, is lower and narrower than other AMRs, which enables it to smoothly and efficiently navigate in—and through—limited spaces such as door openings, small elevators and under tables.

“The more agile robots are, the more useful they become, especially in existing environments with tight spaces,” said Thomas Visit, CEO, MiR. “We are seeing huge demand from current and prospective customers for robots that can quickly and smoothly navigate through tight industrial environments such as door openings as small as 80 cm. The MiR250 is the answer.”

The MiR250 is the latest addition to the company’s fleet of user-friendly, powerful and robust AMRs for heavy and light internal transport, all designed to optimise logistics throughout the entire production chain, from the warehouse to the delivery of goods. The MiR100, MiR200, MiR500 and MiR1000 are already installed in more than 50 countries at companies such as Toyota, Ford Motors, Raytheon, ABB.

 

Built for Long Life and Harsh Industrial Environments

Due to the frequency and uniformity of the associated tasks, combined with the lack of qualified or willing labour, internal logistics is a bottleneck for many companies. AMRs that can navigate around human workers and other obstacles—including other robots—strengthen internal transport along the supply chain, as ever-changing customer demands require flexibility and easily adaptable facilities.

“Not only does the compact and agile MiR250 streamline logistics for companies working in tighter spaces, but the MiR250 can be charged twice as quickly as other small-sized mobile robots,” Visti added. “This corresponds to an extra three hours of operation in a 24-hour period for a robot that can operate around the clock. If you don’t want any downtime at all, it takes just two minutes to swap out the battery.”

AMRs are designed to perform in working together with human workers without external safety measures. With artificial intelligence (AI) and other safety features built in, the MiR250 is the safest robot of its kind on the market. It also complies with all applicable safety standards such as the EN 1525:1997, the B56.5-2012 and the ISO/FDIS 3691-4.

MiR has updated a number of standard components in the MiR250 to give the robot a longer lifetime and allow it to operate effectively in industrial environments.

“The MiR250 is one of the few logistics automation robots of its size built solidly enough to meet the robustness requirements for industrial environments,” Visti added. “This is just one example of the deep understanding we have of our customers’ unique needs and challenges. This knowledge enables us to continue to create the innovative robots and supporting technologies they need to optimize logistics no matter where their company is within today’s supply chain.”

 

The MiR250 Cart Carrier and Other Top Modules

As with MiR’s other AMRs, customers can quickly customise the flexible MiR250 with different top modules to meet their unique needs. MiR is also introducing a standard module lifter, the MiR Shelf Carrier, upon the launch of its MiR250. This top module can be fitted to the MiR250, enabling the AMR to collect and deliver shelves. Customers wanting other top modules for the MiR250—including roller conveyors, robot arms and cabinets—can purchase them from MiR’s large network of third-party suppliers at MiRGo.

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