September 28, 2022
Denmark-based ROEQ, which develops top modules and cart systems for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced new options for owners of the OMRON LD-250. The new TMC500 top module and Cart500 doubles the payload capacity of the AMR from 250 kg (550 lbs.) to 500 kg (1,100 lbs.), but also provides a standardized, safe and flexible solution for internal logistics tasks.
“This exciting new relationship with ROEQ gives our customers access to fast and cost-effective options for their toughest mobile automation initiatives,” said Kyle Hable, group product manager at OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies. “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.”
ROEQ said its new products and partnership with OMRON is part of a company strategy to expand its mobile robotic equipment to more AMR brands. Initially, the company developed its equipment for Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR).
“As a leading quality global brand of AMRs, OMRON is a natural partner for us,” said Michael Ejstrup Hansen, managing director at ROEQ. “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.
Launched in 2019, the LD-250 is part of OMRON’s performance fleet of AMRs. The TMC500 consists of a top module that goes over the AMR to assist with lifting. The Cart500 includes free-space pickup and mounting holes 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-inches), ROEQ said. The system comes with software for setup and integration between the TMC500 and the LD-250, with ROEQ Assist and ROEQ safety zones definitions, which also works with OMRON’s operating panel.
“With this new product offering and partnership, we look forward to providing OMRON customers with a powerful and cost-effective solution,” said Hansen.
The TMC500 for the LD-250 is expected to be available by the end of 2022. For more details on the system, visit the ROEQ website here.