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Mobile Industrial Robots Launches MiR250 Hook for Towing Carts through Dynamic Spaces

Mobile Industrial Robots A/S (ODENSE, Denmark) has launched an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), the MiR250 Hook, for automatically collecting and towing carts through dynamic and constricted industrial spaces.

Posted: July 20, 2021

The MiR250 Hook includes the MiR250, MiR’s fastest and most compact AMR, creating a robust, user-friendly offering that easily and cost-effectively automates the transport of various sizes of loaded carts weighing up to 1,100 pounds (500 kg).
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The latest generation of the MiR Hook solution, the patented MiR250 Hook further optimizes internal logistics and other workflows at industrial facilities to increase productivity and profitability and free human workers for higher-value tasks.

“At workplaces worldwide, humans move thousands of carts and transport cages manually between departments, a highly repetitive and time-consuming task,” said Søren E. Nielsen, president of MiR. “With the highly precise and powerful MiR250 Hook, towing carts and transport cages through dynamic and potentially constricted environments is now easier, more manageable, and quite economical. There is no need to modify the layout of the facility or purchase new carts, since the MiR250 Hook can autonomously locate and attach to almost any type of cart via QR codes or AprilTags and deliver it to its destination without human involvement.”

Automated delivery of components by the MiR250 Hook to human workers creates more efficient flow at an assembly line. “These workers can then spend their time assembling products rather than collecting material and parts,” Nielsen said. “The company also saves space in the production area when carts with components are delivered just in time from stock.”

For companies that already own MiR250 robots, they can separately purchase the MiR250 Hook top module for cart towing, without the need to invest in new carts.

The MiR250 Hook safely and efficiently travels at speeds up to 4.5 miles per hour (2 meters/second).

www.mobile-industrial-robots.com

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