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Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) - flexible structure design

POSTED 06/28/2023

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) - flexible structure design

From in-house innovation project to practical customer solutions for autonomous mobile robots – that’s called a win-win situation!

Mobile robots will become increasingly popular. This is the forecast of consulting company logistics iq. Specifically, the company predicts the market for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will surpass the 18 billion US dollar mark in 2027. Particularly in intralogistics, it is worthwhile relieving employees of time-consuming, monotonous tasks, so they can concentrate on work that creates value. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are playing an increasingly important role in this. They navigate using maps that can be uploaded or generated with the help of the robot. They do not rely on markings (on the floor, for example), instead using only their integrated scanners, cameras and sensors. As a result, AMRs are able to respond flexibly to obstacles and find their way to their defined destination autonomously.

 

Achieving more efficient working processes with AMRs and item profile technology

Continuous improvement is at the heart of lean production – and right from the outset, the same could be said of item. Every day, Przemyslaw Krzysztyniak, project manager and innovation manager for robotics and automated guided vehicle systems at item, looks for ways of optimizing processes at the various sites. The idea is to combine the item Building Kit System with different robot technologies. “The aim of these activities is to create processes that are as lean as possible. We then test them out in our own intralogistics and assembly facilities. Of course, the later usability of the solutions for our customers also plays a key role,” says Krzysztyniak. These activities are something of a tradition at item. Even the very first aluminum profiles were initially used successfully in the in-house specialist machinery at item. Only when customers noticed them for themselves and expressed an interest did they become an actual product.

 

Interested in reading more? Get the full details, and how to find your robotic solution, on the item Blog by clicking here.