Nord Modules (Odense, Denmark), launched by Bruno Hansen, a co-founder of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), is to enter the US market with a new series of flexible material-moving modules that efficiently connect production lines and internal logistics using autonomous mobile robots (AMR).
The company told RoboPro Magazine that the safe, ready-to-use and industrial-quality modules enhance automated heavy-payload transportation between production lines and storage systems and increases the flexibility of production lines by enabling companies to easily use the same AMR for multiple tasks. Staff are freed from this load-and-lift activity to higher-value activities, saving time and money while reducing the risk of injuries and the subsequent workman compensation claims.
As companies recognize the advantages of mobile robots—automating monotonous, repetitive, and injury-prone manual material transportation—they look for new ways to optimize applications to reduce costs and increase productivity,” said Hansen, founder and CEO, Nord Modules. “With our high-quality gates and top modules, they can easily create fully automated systems, with material flowing effortlessly from production lines to the AMR to the warehouse. And standard, off-the-shelf modules make it easy to update lines and flexibly redeploy these mobile platforms for even greater use and faster ROI.”
The Nord Modules product line includes the Top Mover that mounts on MiR100 and MiR200 robots to deliver material to and from Nord Modules’ gates installed at production lines, storage systems or conveyors. Integrated software and an intelligent touchscreen enable users to adapt the complete system for specialized work processes, forming an efficient automation of internal transportation tasks.