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Introducing a Bigger, Stronger and Faster MiR - MiR500

Posted by Mark Howe on June 28, 2018 01:47 PM

Meet MiR500

The brand new MiR500 joins the MiR100 and MiR200 to form a complete fleet of flexible and easy-to-program MiR robots for both heavy and light transport that can optimize logistics throughout the entire production chain, from the warehouse to the delivery of goods.

With a lifting capacity of 500 kg (1102 lbs) it can automatically collect, transport and deliver pallets with speeds of nearly 7.2 kilometers per hour (4.5 miles per hour). The high speed of the MiR500 streamlines pallet transport in all types of companies and frees up employees so they can carry out more valuable activities.

The MiR500 is the same size as a standard Euro-pallet (47.2 in × 31.5 in × 5.7 in), which is what we expect most MiR500s will be used to transport. Specially designed MiR pallet lifters and frames ensure stable handling and navigation.

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Safe and efficient maneuvering

The collaborative MIR500 safely maneuvers around people and physical obstacles. With its advanced technology and sophisticated software, the robot autonomously navigates to find the most efficient path to its destination. When it meets obstacles, it will automatically re-route to avoid costly lags in logistics processes. MiR500 is equipped with the latest laser-scanning technology that delivers a 360-degree visual for optimal safety. 3D cameras have a range of 0-3.5 meters above floor level to detect pallets as well as identify and avoid floor openings such as stairwells.

Optimize pallet transportation without changing facility layout

There is no need to change facility layout for the MiR500 as the function of wires, magnets or QR codes is replaced by sophisticated navigation software. Simply download CAD files of the facility to the robot or use its laser scanners to create a map - that’s all it takes to ensure a fast and cost-efficient implementation.

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A robust robot for the industry

MiR500 is compliant with ISO/EN 13849 and fulfills the EMC requirement for industrial and light industrial use. The rugged MiR500 is designed for industry use with a robust exterior that can withstand dropped cargo and can easily navigate up and down ramps and even through shallow water puddles.

Highly user friendly and flexible

The user-friendly MiR500 gives you full control of the robot from the very start. MiR500 is controlled with the intuitive MiR Robot Interface via smartphone, tablet or PC, and can be programmed without any prior experience. The robot can also be integrated into your ERP system for a fully automated solution. With the ability to quickly and easily integrate different top modules, the MiR500 can be equipped with pallet forks, conveyors, a robot arm or other options to support a wide range of applications. The user interface matches that used in the MiR100 and MiR200, which already optimize production processes in many of the world’s biggest multinational companies such as Airbus, Flex, Honeywell, Hitachi and Danone. The difference is the MiR500’s size, lifting capacity and areas of application.

Download the MiR500 Brochure

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Topics: Mobile Robots, automated mobile robot, MiR