ROEQ launches the largest autonomous conveyor solution on the U.S. Market 

 April 7, 2019

By  Mike Oitzman

April 7, 2019, Chicago, IL

ROEQ launches the TR500 Top Roller at the Automate 2019 tradeshow this week. The TR500 is a conveyor solution designed for the Mobile Industrial Robotics (MiR) MiR500 autonomous mobile robot (AMR). The TR500 is an active payload and it enables a MiR500 robot to automatically onboard/offboard cargo in the form of a pallet, crate or large box to/from a conveyor. The result is that a MiR500 AMR

Additional payload designs enhance MiR Robots

ROEQ specializes in designing and delivering standardized payload accessories for the complete line of MiR AMRs. With almost two decades of design experience in automation, ROEQ delivers flexible solutions to many different areas within different industries. The TR500 joins a product line that includes pallet frames, carts and roller tops for all of the MiR AMRs from the MiR100 to the MiR500.

ROEQ TR500 Roller

“A mobile robot without a conveyor or top module is like a robot arm without a gripper,” says Peder Grejsen, technical sales manager for ROEQ. “Production throughput can be greatly improved when mobile robots are outfitted with intelligent top modules that self-load and unload.” The TR500 accommodates U.S. pallets and can be delivered with a fully automated lifter functionality for pick-up and delivery of goods in heights ranging from 23.6 inches (600mm) to 29.5 inches (750mm). The Top Roller integrates seamlessly in MiR’s own user interface where all control functions are embedded; when the robot is called to deliver or pick up goods, the conveyor communicates with the pick-up and delivery stations and will automatically activate the loading or unloading upon arrival.

ROEQ is rapidly expanding its North American distributor network, representing ROEQ in the mid-Atlantic region is the Knotts Company where sales manager, Mark Howe, sees a huge potential in outfitting MiR500s with conveyor functions. “Being able to handle 500 kg payload on mobile conveyors opens doors into new types of customers,” he says, mentioning material handling industries and distribution centers. “We can now also focus on customers that handle large bulk material that need transport between warehouse and manufacturing floors. We’re already seeing a significant demand for ROEQ’s smaller top modules and we expect the TR500 to be equally well received.”

TR500 opens up the U.S. Market for MiR AMRs

“With the TR500, ROEQ is offering a valuable new product that greatly enhances the MiR500’s capabilities,” said MiR Chief Strategy Officer, Niels Jul Jacobsen. “Addressing U.S. pallet sizes while also offering adjustable height functionality are unique new features that differentiate ROEQ’s new top modules from existing solutions. We’re excited to see this launch in North America.”

To see the TR500 in operation this week, stop by the ROEQ booth (8459) at the Automate show in Chicago, April 8-11, 2019.

About the author 

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman brings 25 years of product management and product marketing experience to the role of publisher and editor for Mobile Robot Guide. Mike is a respected expert in the mobile robot market and is a frequent panel leader and speaker at events and tradeshows.

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