MiR250 Hook is ideal for a wide range of towing jobs, such as efficiently moving heavy products between locations in a manufacturing facility or warehouse or moving linen and food carts in hospitals. The MiR250 Hook supports the transport of loads up to 500 kg (1100 lbs.), providing exciting new internal logistics options for weighty or unwieldy cargos.
Søren E. Nielsen, president of MiR, says: “At workplaces worldwide, humans move thousands of carts and transport cages manually between departments, a highly repetitive and time-consuming task. “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.”
The MiR250 Hook safely and efficiently travels at speeds up to 4.5 miles per hour (2 meters/second). The speed, flexibility, and robust industrial design of the MiR250 Hook significantly optimizes workflows across industries and increases the range of applications for MiR’s AMRs.
For example, the 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.”
Only a few steps are required before deploying the MiR250 Hook in a workplace. These include attaching QR codes or AprilTags to carts and cages so the MiR250 Hook can identify them; mapping the robot to its route manually the first time or importing a map of the building and premises into the robot’s software and installing the automatic charging station that lets MiR robots autonomously reload their batteries as needed.
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