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Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) Series

At DF Automation and Robotics, our autonomous mobile robots (AMR) are designed to address intralogistic issues.
Our AMR solutions will improve your efficiency, and productivity while reducing operation and accident cost.

What is an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR)?

AMR is a mobile robot that is able to understand and move around in their environment without needing an operator to oversee them directly. 

This is made possible via sophisticated sensors on the robot, computers and maps that enable the AMR to understand, analyze and interpret their environment to function as autonomous transportation. They are intelligent enough to avoid obstacles and reroute if needed.

The most basic and popular use of AMR is for material transports. These machines can transport orders throughout a facility all day long effectively. In fact, they are excellent for maintaining workflow as well as freeing up human workers for more high value tasks.

Benefits of using Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR)

AMRs offer many benefits including:

  • Increases productivity – With AMRs, workers do not have to spend time walking around to deliver goods. Workers can focus on more high value tasks.
  • Lower labour costs – You need fewer workers to achieve the same (or higher) productivity when compared to manual operations. 
  • Increased efficiency – AMRs are not subjected to human errors or inconsistency brought about by absenteeism, stress, tiredness or inexperience. 
  • Increased safety – AMR can replace workers for high risk delivery jobs that possibly cause injury.  AMR are designed as a highly responsive robot to work dynamically with their environment.
  • Increased flexibility – AMRs route and task can be easily modified using NavWiz AMR software for any changes of delivery operation.
  • Quick and easy to implement – AMRs can be deployed within an operation in about 1 to 6 weeks, or even faster depending on the number of AMR and integration complexity.


Autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs are industrial robots that are tasked to lift and transport materials and navigate themselves in a particular space. They are commonly used in distribution centres, production facilities and warehouses.

Autonomous mobile robots now operate with sophisticated software that helps them to determine best the best routes to fulfill their mission as efficiently as possible. They are intelligent enough to avoid obstacles and reroute if needed.

Here’s why you should consider using autonomous mobile robots for your facility:

  • Safe: AMRs have sensors that enable them to avoid obstacles and change their routes accordingly.
  • Easy installation: It is possible to set up a whole AMR operation at a particular location in a matter of weeks
  • Flexible and efficient: Advanced software and controls mean that AMRs can easily be operated according to your needs.
  • Dependable: Our AMRs are designed and built with quality materials and engineered with precision.
  • Scalable: You can start with one AMR and add more to your fleet as your operation grows. Our fleet management system optimizes each robot and keeps all your AMRs organized.

AMR Applications

At DF Automation and Robotics, our AMRs can be used in various sectors and industries including:

Manufacturing

AMRs can easily be set up and used in factories for transporting raw material, in process parts as well as finished goods. Additionally, AMRs can be integrated with factory’s facilities such as ERP, WMS, doors, elevators, etc to perform complete autonomous and unmanned delivery.

Furthermore, AMRs can be paired with accessories such as robotic arms, lifting modules, trolley hooks, etc to assist with production processes. They can be custom made and programmed to perform different kinds of applications.

Warehousing / Logistics

Warehouses and distribution centers can be massive facilities. In fact some span over a million square feet! Using AMRs in warehousing operations is an efficient solution.

They can do the heavy lifting and transport goods or materials throughout the space safely and accurately.

Healthcare

Warehouses and distribution centers can be massive facilities. In fact some span over a million square feet! Using AMRs in warehousing operations is an efficient solution.

They can do the heavy lifting and transport goods or materials throughout the space safely and accurately.

FAQ

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) have been specially created to help answer some of the commonly asked questions related to our products. If you could not find the answers that you want here, please send your enquiries to us.

General:

AMR or Autonomous Mobile Robot is an industrial mobile robot that travels autonomously and is designed to work alongside humans to help to move materials to other places.

AGV stands for Automated Guided Vehicle while AMR stands for Autonomous Mobile Robot. In general, both robots are similar in terms of their function. Both AGV and AMR are mobile robots that can move on their own while carrying loads. One of the differences is the method used in their navigation. AGV navigates on a fixed route through physical guidance such as magnetic tape and induction wire. AMR is slightly intelligent as it is capable of planning its own route based on the created map.

AMR can be used in a variety of applications especially for indoor material handling such as to carry raw materials from store room to production line and to carry finished goods from assembly line to dispatch area. 

AMR can be used as long as there is a tedious and hazardous task that can be replaced by AMR. DF had deployed AGV/AMR to electronic manufacturing, automotive, garment industries, restaurants, old folk homes, hospitals, among others.

AMR is flexible and easy to set up in terms of navigation. Besides that, AMR can help to reduce labor cost, production cost and warehouse cost and at the same time, improve material transporting management. Less time is consumed on transporting material with the AMR system.

AMR navigates by using a predefined map and is capable of planning its own routes. This mobile robot can detect obstacles and avoid hitting them by changing its routes.

The robot is estimated to be delivered within 6 to 8 weeks after the receipt of order. The actual delivery date needs to be confirmed with the sales representative.

Yes. DF Automation provides a team to work on-site throughout the installation of the AMR and offers continuous support after the project is done in case any issues occur.

Employees are required to undergo training to learn how to use the AMR. Even though AMR operates independently, employees should be equipped with information on how to operate and maintain the robots.

AMR is designed to work alongside humans even in dynamic environments. AMR is safe as it is equipped with a obstacle sensor to detect obstacles and navigate to other routes.

Technical:

DF AMR is powered by LiFePO4  batteries which has 4-5x longer life cycle compare to Lithium Ion . LiFePO4 has key advantage over lithium ion batteries as it will not overheat and catch fire. The charging can be done manually or automatically.

DF Automation has a wide range of AMR products. The maximum load an AMR can carry is up to 1000kg.

DF Automation uses NavWiz Software to run the AMR. NavWiz is a comprehensive software used to program the AMR. It has many important features such as mapping, creating tasks, data visualisation, IoT and remote access capability. NavWiz is patent-pending and owned by DF.

The cost of an AMR’s maintenance is low. A yearly maintenance is required for wear and tear components such as batteries, wheels and castors.