Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) launched the MiR250, a collaborative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that is said to be faster, safer and more agile than any other solution in the category. The MiR250, which can travel at 7.2 km per hour, is lower and narrower than other AMRs, enabling it to smoothly and efficiently navigate in—and through—limited spaces such as door openings, small elevators and under tables.
“The more agile robots are, the more useful they become, especially in existing environments with tight spaces,” says Thomas Visit, chief executive officer, MiR. “We are seeing huge demand from current and prospective customers for robots that can quickly and smoothly navigate through tight industrial environments such as door openings as small as 80 cm. The MiR250 is the answer.”
“Not only does the compact and agile MiR250 streamline logistics for companies working in tighter spaces, but the MiR250 can be charged twice as quickly as other small-sized mobile robots,” Visti adds. “This corresponds to an extra three hours of operation in a 24-hour period for a robot that can operate around the clock. If you don’t want any downtime at all, it takes just two minutes to swap out the battery.”
AMRs are designed to function in collaboration with human workers without external safety measures. The MiR250 is the safest robot of its kind on the market, with artificial intelligence (AI) and other safety features built in. It also complies with all applicable safety standards such as the EN 1525:1997, the B56.5-2012 and the ISO/FDIS 3691-4.
MiR has updated a number of standard components in the MiR250 to give the robot a longer lifetime and allow it to operate effectively in industrial environments.
“The MiR250 is one of the few logistics automation robots of its size built solidly enough to meet the robustness requirements for industrial environments,” Visti adds. “This is just one example of the deep understanding we have of our customers’ unique needs and challenges. This knowledge enables us to continue to create the innovative robots and supporting technologies they need to optimize logistics no matter where their company is within today’s supply chain.”