Konica Minolta Australia and MiR offer now available

Konica Minolta Australia has announced that the MiR1350 is now available through its partner, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), offering increased efficiency and productivity.

The collaborative mobile robot maker says its latest offering is the most powerful autonomous mobile robot (AMR) the company has ever produced and meets the highest robot standards available.

Additionally, the MiR1350 has a high payload for transporting heavy objects and its rugged design means it will last a long time.

It will also navigate smoothly and efficiently in dynamic environments and is the first AMR with an IP52 rating due to its upgraded and protected components to resist dust particles and fluids.

Moreover, MiR1350 is designed based on ISO3691-4 safety standards.

“The evolution of AMRs, including the powerful MiR1350, has an important role to play in helping to build sovereign manufacturing capability in Australia,” said Matthew Hunter, Konica Minolta’s country manager for emerging technologies.

“Many manufacturing sectors, especially food and beverage manufacturing, rely on large numbers of employees to help with operations.

“The reality is that in today’s operating environment, manufacturers are facing massive staffing shortages.

“It doesn’t matter how efficient a production line is; when relying on human interaction to insert and remove goods, there is always a risk in terms of efficiency, productivity and safety.

“AMRs are ideal for taking on tasks such as pulling pallets from the production line to the warehouse, mitigating these risks and freeing up available employees to focus on higher value tasks or tasks that robots do not. cannot perform.”

The MiR1350 allows users to:

Its payload of 1,350 kg is designed to improve logistics operations.

  • Automate pallet transport

The MiR1350’s specially designed forklifts allow it to automatically lift, transport and deliver pallets, providing a safe alternative to traditional forklifts and trucks that require humans to operate them.

  • Navigate safely and efficiently

Its ability to navigate around obstacles, including humans, using advanced technology and software can also ensure that it is able to navigate autonomously and choose the most efficient route.

The MiR1350 is equipped with the latest laser scanner technology and has 360 degree vision as well as two 3D cameras in the front to see from 30mm to 2000mm above the ground, and two sensors in each corner to see pallets and other obstacles that are so weak that they are usually difficult for robots to detect.

  • Have greater flexibility thanks to a user-friendly interface

The MiR1350 gives manufacturers complete control and ownership of their robot through the intuitive MiR robot interface, which is available via smartphone, tablet or computer and can be programmed based on previous experiences.

It can also be integrated into enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and added to existing MiR fleets, and top modules such as pallet forks, conveyors or robot arms can be quickly and easily modified to the application for which they are used.

“There is a significant and rapid return on investment to be gained by implementing AMR in manufacturing plants, especially for large operations with long distances to cover, multiple shifts and 24/7 operations “says Hunter.

“AMRs can be used not only to reduce the cost of labor, but also to ensure that those resources are spent in the best way possible, all leading to a more resilient and sustainable manufacturing operation in the future. coming.

“Automation is already widely used by the manufacturing industry in the production chain, so it makes sense to take the next step with AMRs.

“Ultimately, successful onshore manufacturing will help boost the Australian economy and enable manufacturers to be more competitive.”

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