February 5, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Omron Automation Americas recently launched its latest addition to the LD Series of autonomous mobile robots.
Known as the LD-250, this new robot carries payloads of up to 250 kilograms and has a sturdy structure that is optimized for items like transmission blocks, automotive seats and voluminous packaging materials that are bulky as well as heavy.
Together with Omron’s Fleet Manager, the LD-250 helps manufacturers construct a more flexible and optimized autonomous material transport system, as Fleet Manager now enables the control of multiple mobile robots with different payloads through a single system. The system can manage traffic, battery-charging requirements and vehicle navigation for a diverse fleet of up to 100 robots.
The Omron LD mobile robots can avoid people and obstacles while automatically calculating the best routes to transport material.
With the addition of the LD-250 to the LD series, customers in a wide variety of industries – including automotive, electronics and food and beverage – are no longer required to establish a fixed material transport equipment.
The LD-250 is also highly customizable with special conveyor tops, courier systems and adaptive material handling mechanics. It also takes advantage of several Omron technologies that improve performance, such as the High Accuracy Positioning System (HAPS), side lasers and the Acuity vision localization technology.