Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has launched the MiR250 Hook for automatically collecting and towing carts through dynamic and constricted industrial spaces. The MiR250 Hook includes the MiR250, MiR’s fastest and most compact autonomous mobile robot (AMR), creating a user-friendly offering that automates the transport of various sizes of loaded carts weighing up to 1100 pounds (500 kg).
The MiR250 Hook travels at speeds up to 4.5 miles per hour (2 meters/second).
In addition to the integrated MiR250 Hook robot solution, companies that already own MiR250 robots can separately purchase the MiRHook 250 top module for cart towing, without the need to invest in new carts. Only a few steps are required before deploying the MiR250 Hook in a workplace. These include attaching QR codes or AprilTags to carts and cages so the MiR250 Hook can identify them; mapping the robot to its route manually the first time or importing a map of the building and premises into the robot’s software, and installing the automatic charging station that lets MiR robots autonomously reload their batteries as needed (if this is the first AMR deployed in the facility).