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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.
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.