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ROEQ doubles capacity of Omron robot with newly designed cart system

Businesses implementing the Omron LD-250 autonomous mobile robot (AMR) now have a powerful new option to dramatically increase payload without having to invest in a larger, more expensive AMR solution.

The ROEQ solution with the new TMC500 top module and Cart500 developed for the Omron LD-250, not only doubles the AMR payload, it also provides a standardized, safe, and flexible solution for internal logistics tasks.

Kyle Hable, group product manager, Omron Robotics and Safety Technologies, says: “This exciting new relationship with ROEQ gives our customers access to fast and cost-effective options for their toughest mobile automation initiatives.

“Omron customers around the world depend on our mobile robots for their flexibility, reliable performance, and best-in-class fleet management. ROEQ’s global presence is a perfect match to aid customers with successful autonomous intralogistics solutions.”

Michael Ejstrup Hansen, Managing Director at ROEQ, emphasizes how the new product and Omron partnership is part of a ROEQ strategy to expand its mobile robotic equipment (MRE) solutions to more AMR brands.

Hansen says: “As a leading quality global brand of AMRs, Omron is a natural partner for us.

“We developed the cart solution for the LD-250 due to its flexible use and the clear benefits that it adds in both automotive manufacturing, digital and semiconductor industries, food and consumables, warehouse and logistics, and medical verticals.”

Released in 2019, the LD-250 is a fast-growing solution within its performance class. Omron is one of the AMR pioneers, having sold its first mobile robot fleet in 2013, a fleet still in operation today.

The ROEQ TMC500 solution consists of a top module and the ROEQ Cart500. The solution is versatile, with free-space pick up and mounting holes on the Cart500 for attaching crates and shelves on top of the cart.

The robot can dock to the cart from both ends – for greater logistics efficiency – and has easy access to the emergency stop button for cargo up to 120 cm (47.2”).

The ROEQ solution comes with software for easy and consistent setup of the system, enabling a seamless integration between the ROEQ TMC500 and the Omron LD-250.

The software includes ROEQ Assist and ROEQ safety zones definitions and the solution works with the Omron operating panel.

Hansen adds: “With this new product offering and partnership, we look forward to providing Omron customers with a powerful and cost-effective solution.”

He adds that the ROEQ MRE enables compact AMR models to transport heavier load while maintaining maneuverability “even in narrow spaces”.

The ROEQ TMC500 system for the Omron LD-250 is expected to be available by the end of 2022.

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