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Omron launches HD-1500 mobile robot with 1500kg payload capacity

Omron launches HD-1500 mobile robot with 1500kg payload capacity

Omron has announced the launch of the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to the company’s series of mobile robots. The new HD-1500 boasts a heavy payload capacity of up to 1500kg. It is ideal for today’s factories, where autonomous material handling solutions need to manage more demanding industrial automation tasks, along with implementing new social distancing requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 1500kg payload capacity of the HD-1500 enables transportation of large automotive components such as car chassis and voluminous pallet size payloads - items that would have traditionally been moved using forklifts. With the release of the HD-1500, Omron’s mobile robots, including the LD-60/90 and LD-250, form a seamless line-up of models that can transport a wide variety of items - from components to WIP (work in progress), finished products and heavy material.

Ensuring efficient material handling in factories, Omron’s industry-first Fleet Manager can control up to 100 mobile robots with different sizes, configurations and payload capacities under one system to automate complex material transport and logistics applications. The robots can automatically calculate the best route while collaborating safely with people and navigating around obstacles, without the use of magnetic floor tapes or other guides. The HD-1500 battery charges in just 36 minutes and can handle a full shift on a full load, reducing downtime.

“Onsite logistics, the movement of products and material within the factory and warehouse, is becoming a real bottleneck for many companies due to the frequency and tediousness of the job, compounded by the need to meet social distancing protocols,” said Tom Mathias, president, and CEO of Omron Robotics and Safety Technologies. “Fast-paced manufacturing environments require speed and flexibility. Omron’s HD-1500 mobile robot can help companies solve this issue with the capability to work 24 hours a day tirelessly, punctually and safely side-by-side with people.”

 

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