ASPINA announces the recent development of an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) that aids in labor-saving transportation for manufacturing plants.
ASPINA claims to have developed an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) which can be easily integrated for utilization on a manufacturing plant floor and is developed from the insight of its own manufacturing experiences over the past 100 years. This robot has realized short-term introduction (automatic mapping), guideless (autonomous driving), and quick turning with body and leg movements.
Aspina Sources added that the AMR is equipped with the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) function which empowers the factory map to be automatically formed by simply running within the actual driving location. It can easily enter narrow passes with a quick movement and can be operated with your existing plant floor layouts. In addition, it can be easily synced with other automated equipment features in your facility, e.g. automatic doors.
This is a total solution by ASPINA for the manufacturing industry or other sectors where goods mobility is needed. Its quick learning of floor layouts provides seamless integration from 1st-time use. With its SLAM feature, you can implement workplace safety confidence as ASPINA’s AMR coexists with workers and other transportation equipment.
AMR with autonomous driving capability makes it possible to introduce existing manufacturing lines with complex and non-static stations. The Autonomous Mobile Robot easily maneuvers among changing environments without the requirement to re-program or map new paths thus aiding in labor and cost savings.
ASPINA sources further explained that they will be promoting their AMR product on a trial basis starting in July 2022, with a limited number of units. As a build-to-order product, we will first meet to understand your needs and then plan together with the use of AMR in your facility.
Aspina Sources explained that in the manufacturing industry, carrying operations, such as the delivery of parts to the manufacturing process and the transportation of finished products, are necessary operations that always occur, but in many cases, they are recorded as indirect expenses and are not included in product estimates. By automating transportation, we can reduce costs and improve productivity. In other words, the labor-saving of transport automation is a very effective means of directly improving corporate profits.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and AMR are attracting attention as means of automating transportation and lowering costs. However, unlike automated warehouses and fully automated processes, manufacturing sites often change their layouts. In production sites and processes where workers and transport equipment coexist in a limited space, where there is daily movement, and safety is of utmost importance, the following issues arise.