Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) launches the improved MiRHook for automatically collecting and towing carts through dynamic and constricted industrial spaces. The new MiR250 Hook is built around the MiR250, MiR’s fastest and most compact AMR.
This solution is capable of transporting various sizes of loaded carts weighing up to 500 kg (1100 pounds). It increases the payload that it can tow, and it also features an improved cart gripper that can interface with almost any existing cart on your floor. The MiRHook gripper can engage with carts that have bottom cross beams between 80 mm (3.15″) and 350 mm (13.78″) above the ground.
“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.”
MiR250 Hook Technical Specs
- Tow capacity 500 kg / 1100 lbs
- Max speed 2 m/sec / 4.4 mph
- Battery run time with maximum load: 11 hours
- Weight 188 kg / 414 lbs
The MiR250 can immediately replace the long-haul motions anywhere in your facility where you currently deploy hand carts to queue and/or move cargo. This includes material handling workflow such as: milk runs, lineside replenishment, work in process movement and finishing goods movement. A MiR250 Hook frees up your human workers to do more value added work, and saves them from the strenuous work of pushing carts around the facility all day.
“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.”
Add the MiR250 Hook to any existing MiR250 AMR
There are two deployment options available. You can purchase the a new, completely integrated MiR250 Hook, or you can retro-fit any exising MiR250 AMR with the MiRHook 250 top module. This allows existing customers to redeploy their MiR robots as needed. QR-codes placed on individual carts enables the MiR250 Hook solution to identify those individual carts. This allows the MiR250 Hook to be deployed into existing workflows for your factory.
The MiR fleet management software and user interface enables your staff to easily control the robots and where the material should move to next within the facility.