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We can produce today in Germany at cheaper costs than in the Far East.

J.-F. Bierbaum

Autonomous, intelligent and flexible

Made it easy -getting started with mobile robots

Mobile robots are no longer a novelty and are being used extensively by companies to address labor shortages, meet demand in the e-commerce sector and improve operational efficiency. In particular, in the areas of warehousing and logistics, the market for mobile robots will develop a strong increase in demand over the next few years. Which goods should be transported to where and when is probably the first question that is posed at the beginning of automation with mobile robots.

5 reasons for mobile robots

Lack of manpower

Unemployment is at a historic low. The physically demanding and repetitive activities are increasingly being avoided by employees. Even though unemployment rates would be higher, some storage locations are too far away from population centers to provide sufficient attractiveness to workers.

Ability to work around the clock

Similar to fully automatic machines, mobile robots can work around the clock. Although they have to be serviced and occasionally a robot needs to be taken offline for a repair, the robots do not suffer from stressful repetitive stress situations. not distracted by conversations and need no breaks.

Short term ROI

Depending on factors such as the type of mobile robot, the type of operation and the operating hours, the robots pay off in a period of six to 24 months. Numerous studies as well as customer experiences prove that the resources used for the use of mobile robots have a positive influence on other areas of the company.

Flexibility

Mobile robots are relatively easy to add to or removed from a process. In conventional automation, all operation is stopped when a component of a conveyor system or an automatic storage and retrieval unit fails. Similarly, seasonal peaks are quickly and easily covered with additional robots. In addition, the robots offer the possibility of switching from autonomous to manual control.

Redundancy

Mobile robots can have a lock situation, e.g. a backwater on the set route, self dissolve, in which obstacles are bypassed. If a mobile robot gets stuck or fails, the rest of the system will continue to work and actively channel the individual robots around the problem area until the problem is resolved. Even if a dead zone is passed through or the connection is lost, the single robot continues to operate until the connection is reestablished, since it is both autonomous and actively secure to fulfill its current transport mission alone.

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