Cellular Industrial Robots, maker of autonomous cellular robots (AMRs), is now in a world strategic collaboration with automotive-technology chief Faurecia to deploy AMRs in manufacturing crops worldwide — and take the corporate’s automation to a brand new degree.
Faurecia has investigated and examined totally different options for automating its in-house transportation for years to optimize productiveness and inner workflows and hereby achieve aggressive benefits. The corporate has now partnered with MiR to rethink the inner logistics in Faurecia’s manufacturing websites globally and make their logistics processes extra environment friendly by way of versatile, autonomous cellular robots.
“We’ve entered into this strategic partnership with MiR as a result of it has the capability and in depth data to assist us in streamlining and optimizing logistics operations,” mentioned Eric Moreau, VP Provide Chain & Digital Enterprise, Faurecia Clear Mobility Enterprise Group. “MiR already has a confirmed expertise, and lots of the worlds’ largest multinational corporations are utilizing its robots to extend logistics effectivity. We typically have a excessive degree of automation, however materials dealing with has till now been a problem, and we see an enormous potential in automating logistics.”
“We’re repeatedly adjusting facility layouts to satisfy the demand for a excessive variety of smaller batch sizes within the manufacturing,” Moreau added. “This have to be supported by intralogistics methods, and that requires a excessive degree of flexibility. That is supplied by MiR, since its autonomous cellular robots don’t want any steering to navigate apart from their very own inner map that may simply be up to date.”
MiR affords a variety of collaborative and autonomous cellular robots which might be designed to work alongside their human colleagues, to alleviate them from bodily strenuous work and to redeploy them for extra worthwhile duties. The cellular robots are extraordinarily user-friendly and will be operated with out prior programming expertise. The staff can simply work together with the robots by way of a robotic interface that may be accessed by way of smartphone, pill, or private laptop, and ship them on their missions with a push of a button. The straightforward operation leads to straightforward deployment and low whole value of possession.
The robots from MiR will be personalized with totally different prime modules relying on the purchasers’ want. The flexibility of the robots is one more reason why Faurecia selected to collaborate with MiR.
“The cellular robots from MiR have the power to not simply transport items but in addition to mix different course of steps comparable to loading and unloading to extend the general effectivity of a complete manufacturing line,” Moreau added. “The cellular cobots are extraordinarily versatile, and we now have already recognized a number of totally different purposes the place the cellular robots from MiR can take over the monotonous activity of transporting items each throughout the manufacturing strains and between manufacturing and warehouse and thereby drive efficiencies.”
In accordance with IFR, logistics robots on the rise
The most recent figures from the Worldwide Federation of Robotics (IFR) present how Faurecia is just not the one firm that sees the potential in automating its inner transportation. 63% of the full service robots for skilled use that had been bought in 2017 had been logistics robots, and IFR expects the gross sales of logistics robots to extend to about 600,000 items between 2018 and 2021.
“We’re happy to enter into this collaboration and contribute to Faurecia getting their productiveness objectives by deploying versatile, collaborative and secure cellular robots,” mentioned Thomas Visti, CEO of MiR. “Normally, we see an excellent potential within the automotive business, which is adopting advances in autonomous expertise extra quickly than most different industries.”
“The plant setups of at the moment are agile and extremely dynamic, and other people, gear, pallets and different obstacles can seem in what was open passageways,” Visti added. “Our cellular robots match these ever-changing environments notably nicely. With the collaborative, autonomous navigation of the robots, the automated materials transportation turns into versatile and simply adaptable with out further value or disruption to processes.”
Cellular Industrial Robots has a world distribution community in additional than 40 nations and native workplaces in New York; San Diego, California; Singapore, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Shanghai, and in consequence, is ready to assist Faurecia globally.
Based in 1997, Faurecia has grown to turn into a serious participant within the world automotive business. With 290 websites together with 30 R&D facilities and 109,000 workers in 35 nations, Faurecia is now a world chief in its three areas of enterprise: automotive seating, inside methods and clear mobility. Faurecia has centered its expertise technique on offering options for sensible life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2017, the Group posted whole gross sales of €17.zero billion. Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris inventory trade and is a part of the CAC Subsequent 20 index. For extra info, go to www.faurecia.com.
Cellular Industrial Robots (MiR) develops and markets the business’s most superior line of collaborative and secure autonomous cellular robots (AMRs) that rapidly, simply and cost-effectively handle inner logistics, releasing workers for higher-value actions. Tons of of mid-sized by way of massive multinational producers and logistics facilities, together with a number of hospitals world wide, have already put in MiR’s progressive robots. MiR has rapidly established a world distribution community in additional than 40 nations, with regional workplaces in New York, San Diego, Singapore, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Shanghai. MiR has grown rapidly since its founding in 2013, with gross sales rising by 500% from 2015 to 2016, and 300% from 2016 to 2017. Based and run by skilled Danish robotics business professionals, MiR is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, andwas lately acquired by American firm Teradyne, the main provider of automated check gear. In 2015, Teradyne additionally acquired the Danish firm Common Robots. Resulting from its development outcomes the final years, Cellular Industrial Robots was awarded EY Entrepreneur of The 12 months in Denmark in 2018. For extra info, go to www.mobile-industrial-robots.com.