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OTTO Motors robots now available globally


OTTO Motors 1500. Photo: OTTO Motors

The entire OTTO Motors line of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for manufacturing and logistics is now available globally.

The Kitchener, Ont.–based company has also successfully completed third party assessments to demonstrate the standards meet or exceed safety standards in Europe and the U.S., including ANSI/RIA R15.08, which it helped define.

OTTO has partnered with system integrators around the world and expanded its global partnership program to deploy the line.

The company is now working with DesignPro Automation in Ireland and Romias Robotics in The Netherlands as well as global integrator partner Grenzebach Group in Germany. This is in addition to newly operational warehousing operations in The Netherlands and Japan to better serve customers in those regions.

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These new partners join OTTO’s existing network, which includes Pulse Integration in North America.

Compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.08

OTTO Motors helped develop ANSI RIA 15.08-1, the first standard addressing safety in the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) industry along with other robot manufacturers, end users such as Amazon, Ford, GM, Honda, P&G, and Nissan, and other academia, government and non-government organizations such as NIST, UL, TUV, and academia.

RIA 15.08 is the ANSI standard most closely equivalent to ISO 3691-4 and CE Machinery Directive compliance in Europe. OTTO Motors also recently received CE certification across its fleet.

OTTO AMRs and charging systems also adhere to other safety standards, including ANSI/RIA R15.08-1 (2020), ISO 13849-1 (2015), ISO 12100 (2010), ANSI B56.5 (2019), IEC 60204-1 (2018), and a number of others.