Integration of
Mobile robots and cobots

Mobility: agv, aiv, amr
Mobile platforms for transport and load handling

Agv, aiv, amr: the differences

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around for decades, but recently the demand for AGVs and new autonomous mobile robots (AMRs or AIVs) has exploded. Even if they look the same on the outside, there are major technological differences between these solutions, particularly in terms of navigation mode, the power of the integrated materials and components, fleet management software and the ease of integration at user clients.

AGV

Automated Guided Vehicule

AGVs obey only simple programming instructions because their built-in intelligence is limited.They can only follow fixed routes.

To move, they have to orient themselves using sensors, magnetic strips or cables, which requires many and expensive modifications at the production sites concerned.

They can only perform one and the same transport task

If the layout of the site changes, the modification of the guidance equipment of AGVs is often expensive

AMR

Autonomous Mobile Robot

Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) move using maps established on site by their software.

They use data from cameras, integrated sensors and laser scanners, as well as sophisticated software, to survey their surroundings and determine the best route.

In the event of obstacles (people, pallets, forklifts, etc.) blocking their route, they avoid them in complete safety, determining the best deviation.

Simple software tweaks are required to change their missions and perform various tasks in different locations.

If the layout of the site changes, a new building plan can be transferred or created in the AMR, then HUSKY can be immediately assigned to new tasks.

These new navigation technologies (aiv, amr) make autonomous mobile robots simple and economical to deploy. All of these capabilities give companies full control over the mobile robot and its functions.

Improve the productivity of your logistics flows and processes, while increasing the competitiveness of your company using our ranges of mobile robots and cobots

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HUSKY150 – Smart mobile cobot

HUSKY is the first range of French smart mobile cobots, designed, developed and manufactured in France by E-COBOT. 3 models are available HUSKY 50, HUSKY 150 and HUSKY 400. They adapt to all user needs thanks to their range of standard accessories that are connectable and interchangeable.

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Mir Robot

Industrial Mobile Robot of Danish origin is a manufacturer of a range of autonomous and collaborative mobile robots (AMR) for industrial applications (MIR 100, MIR 200, MIR 250, MIR 500 and MIR 1000)

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Omron Lynx

Omron is a Japanese electronics company. It markets industrial robots and 6 Axis collaborative robots for industrial applications. After the purchase of Adept technology in 2015, it also markets a range of mobile robots (AMR) under the Omron Adept LD series (LD-60, LD-90 and more recently the LD-250)

Our integration process

1 - PROCESS ANALYSIS

Analysis of the customer’s intralogistics process

Characterization of material flows and data flows (rate, takt time etc …)

3 - ANALYSIS OF THE WORKSTATIONS TO BE SERVED

Study of the constraints and customer requirements related to its operation and activity

Identification of current uses and scalability of the need in order to anticipate the level of reconfigurability of the site

5 - ASSISTANCE IN CHOOSING AIV / AMR

Selection of mobile robots on the market 

Selection of load transport accessories adapted to the loads to be transported 

Identification of safety options and satellite control systems necessary for the proper functioning of the process 

DELIVERY, INTEGRATION AND START OF PRODUCTION

Installation, configuration and mapping of the scope of action of AMR / AIV

Validation by an inspection body if necessary

Start-up help and training for different types of user

Support service, after-sales service and packaged maintenance contract

2 - ANALYSIS OF RELATED ACTIVITIES

Identification of interactions with humans and other machines 

Risk analysis (AMDEC) and standards to be respected 

4 - ANALYSIS OF THE LOADS TO BE TRANSPORTED

Identification of dimensions, weights, frequencies 

Identification of product supply and evacuation 

Sizing of the AMR / AIV fleet and accessories 

Sizing of the necessary energy autonomy 

6 - SIMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

3D simulation of future flows using specific software (Option) 

Verification of KPIs and expected gains 

Development of specific communication or software interfaces (on estimate)