AMR is a mobile robot that is autonomously guided to perform human tasks. It is capable of lifting and towing heavy loads as well as delivering loads to its targeted destination. AMR is available in various designs and sizes besides being able to be customized according to user needs.
AMR consists of many electrical and mechanical parts. Ultimately, two main parts of AMR are the AMR controller which acts as a brain for the AMR and the embedded controller which regulates the AMR. AMR is typically powered by a battery but it can be charged in no time for continuous operation of it.
An AMR uses a line follower concept to navigate through its destination. Some AMRs use magnetic sensors with magnetic strip guidance, simply known as tracked AMRs. There are also trackless AMRs which do not require any tracks where they are equipped with lidar sensors to scan their surroundings. Both navigation technologies used are very accommodative as they would not require any layout changes to the plant facility.
AMR is also equipped with software to enable users to have a better control over the AMR. This is achieved by allowing users to configure the AMR settings tailored to their needs using a simple graphic user interface (GUI). AMRs performances are also improved by having a good fleet management system governing each AMR.
DF Automation & Robotics, a Malaysian-based company has been one of the leading manufacturers of AMR in the region of Southeast Asia. DF is committed in providing a world-class AMR to meet customer demand as it is expanding its business internationally.
Needless to say, there are an abundance of AMR applications in every field of industries. AMR can potentially yield a good return on investment especially to companies with huge plants and warehouses. AMR is definitely one of the key players in ensuring a smooth and productive operation flow of any companies.