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Omron launches new software for its mobile robots

Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has released a new software package designed to simplify integration, maximize reliability and support flexibility in mobile robot applications.

Omron says its Fleet Operations Workspace Core – shortened to “Flow Core” – is aimed at increasing the robots’ performance and ease of use while laying the foundation for future service-focused capabilities.

Among the primary advantages that Flow Core provides are a user-focused design that simplifies integration, charge management functionality that maximizes uptime, and intelligent fleet management capabilities that increase flexibility and efficiency.

As an all-in-one platform, the software boosts the navigational capabilities of individual robots while simplifying the management of robot fleets.

Omron’s Enterprise Manager EM2100 will be the new hardware platform for Flow Core’s mobile robot fleet management functions, replacing the EM1100.

EM2100 offers better performance as well as new capabilities to help customers commission systems more quickly for maximum efficiency.

Omron’s powerful programming software for mobile robots, MobilePlanner, has also been updated with improved capabilities that provide operators with seamless robot control.

As the “control center” of the Mobile Robot Software Suite, MobilePlanner’s user interface has the tools for all major robot activities, including fleet observation, job assignment, and mapping, says Omron.

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