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OMRON Launches New Integrated Autonomous Mobile Robot Solutions with Lifter and Roller Modules from ROEQ


OMRON's new medium-payload autonomous mobile robots, the MD-650 and the MD-900, are launching as complete solutions with top modules by ROEQ, a leader in mobile robotic equipment.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. and VISSENBJERG, Denmark, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Vissenbjerg, Denmark, February 20, 2024: Businesses looking to deploy autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in their facility often realize that an AMR without a top module is like a robot arm without a gripper. A lifter top module enables an AMR to drive underneath the cargo, lift it up and transport it to the desired location, while a top roller makes sure that the cargo is seamlessly transferred from the AMR to a conveyor station, providing a fully-automated, efficient logistics cycle.

"Manufacturers are adopting AMR technology at a staggering rate and it's never been more important to launch complete, out of the box solutions accelerating production automation projects," says Kyle Hable, Group Product Manager, OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies, INC.

"Manufacturers are adopting AMR technology at a staggering rate as the world moves forward from the supply chain crisis inflicted by the pandemic and it's never been more important to launch complete, out of the box solutions accelerating production automation projects," says Kyle Hable, Group Product Manager, OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies, INC.

OMRON is now launching its new mid-range AMRs, the MD-650 and MD-900 in the U.S. and Canada, with mobile robotic equipment [mobile robotic equipment __title__ mobile robotic equipment] (MRE) from ROEQ, delivering safe and reliable material goods transfer:

Both modules come with ROEQ Assist software for fast and consistent set up and are compliant with safety standards. A ROEQ cart solution, boosting the payload capacity of the MD-series, will be released later this year.

"We've continued a strong partnership with ROEQ throughout the MD product launch to enable customers the shortest possible return on investment when combining OMRON and ROEQ products," says Hable. "Now, customers can focus on integrating AMR technology into their unique processes more effectively rather than learning the intricacies of AMR project development."

Michael Ejstrup Hansen, Managing Director at ROEQ, highlights his company's partnership with OMRON: "Each company added their unique product know-how, resulting in a synergetic development process where we created a truly seamless experience between MRE and AMR on both the hardware and software side. We are expecting significant market traction with any business needing to optimize internal goods transfer, free up manual labor, and reduce cycle times."

For the lifter solution, the ROEQ Assist software weaves the three building blocks ? AMR, lifter module, and pallet rack ? into a full solution working as one. The same goes for the roller solution, where AMR, roller module, and the GuardCom System all are configured by the same ROEQ Assist tool. The close integration delivers a smooth setup and installation experience and shows its real strength in daily high and reliable performance, resulting in overall better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The integrated OMRON/ROEQ solution will have its public U.S. debut at the MODEX show in Atlanta, GA, March 11-14 at ROEQ Booth A10912. Here, attendees can experience the new OMRON MD-650 with the ROEQ TML500 Lifter. Traveling around the show floor is also the ROEQ Cart130 solution for the popular OMRON LD-90X AMR that launched in 2023, enabling the compact AMR to carry 130kg (287lbs). In addition, there will be a ROEQ roller solution demonstrating collection and delivery of cargo to a static conveyor.

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About Omron Automation
Omron Automation is a global industrial automation partner that creates, sells, and services fully integrated automation solutions that include sensing, control, safety, vision, motion, robotics, and more. Established in 1933, Omron's about 30,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at https://automation.omron.com/

About ROEQ
ROEQ develops off-the-shelf equipment for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), designed to optimize automated internal logistic workflows e.g. between storage and production. ROEQ was founded in 2017 and develops, manufactures, and sells its products in over 40 countries through more than 100 distributors.
The ROEQ range of top modules, cart, lifter and roller solutions make it possible for an AMR to safely and reliably transport and transfer loads between workstations with no human involvement. ROEQ equipment is used in manufacturing industries, in supply chain, warehousing and logistics, as well as in the healthcare sector.

Media Contact

Amy Wang, Omron Automation America, 2245756514, [email protected], https://automation.omron.com/en/us/

SOURCE Omron Automation America


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