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New cart from Roeq ‘doubles payload’ of autonomous mobile robots

A new cart solution developed by Roeq will double the payload of autonomous mobile robots from Mobile Industrial Robots.

Roeq says it followed the principle of “Doing more with less” because this is what users of the MiR250 mobile robot will realize with its new Roeq TMS-C500 Ext and S-Cart500 Ext.

As the product name indicates, the new top module/cart combo enables the robot to carry up to 500 kg payload (1102 lbs), effectively doubling the payload of MiR’s best-selling AMR.

The design of the TMS-C500 Ext top module also allows transportation of larger cargo with up to 1.2 meters (47.2 in) length without compromising safety as the emergency stop button is easily accessible. Increased tilt stability is provided by the longer wheelbase of the S-Cart500 Ext.

Michael Ejstrup Hansen, managing director of Roeq, says: “We are unaware of any other cart solutions in the market enabling this level of payload increase with the same maneuverability.

“This is the ideal solution for businesses looking for a safe and cost-effective AMR solution.”

Hansen adds that the smaller robot with boosted payload is ideal for businesses looking to autonomously transport heavier goods in narrow and space constrained areas.

The Roeq cart solution picks up and drops off the Roeq S-Cart in free space. This means no affixed floor space or docking stations are needed for pickups, which gives businesses flexible use of their AMRs in an efficient logistics handling setup where the robots are never left idling.

Standardized mobile robotic equipment from Roeq is not just fully compatible with the MiR AMRs, it also supports AMR deployments that are fully compliant with applicable safety regulations.

Hansen says: “We bring standard off-the-shelf robotic equipment to market that is well tested.

“We’ve put our knowledge of designing cart systems for AMRs into this new solution, raising the bar for what cart systems can handle while leveraging the full potential of the powerful MiR250 robot.”

Just like all Roeq top modules, the TMS-C500 Ext comes with Roeq Assist software that loads pre-coded missions into the MiR robot, which can then be modified in the MiR interface, resulting in quick and consistent application deployments for robust AMR setups throughout the facility.

The new cart solution for the MiR250 is the latest payload boosting AMR offering from Roeq, that also recently released the TMS-C1500 and S-Cart1500W top module and cart that allow the MiR1350 AMR to be deployed on applications with payloads of up to 1500 kg (3307 lbs) for the first time.

Visitors to MODEX, the largest material handling show in Americas, will get the chance to see the Roeq MRE in action at the company’s Booth #B3003 in Atlanta, Georgia, March 28-31.

Main image: TMS-C500 Ext and S-Cart500Ext, the new top module/cart combo from ROEQ, can transport and drop off payloads up to 500kg /1100lbs. Designed with easy access E-Stop, this solution can safely handle long loads up to 120cm /47.2” and is ideal for narrow and space constrained areas. (Photo: Business Wire)

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