Roeq, a developer of mobile robotic equipment, is continuing its product line expansion, with a stated aim of “turning autonomous mobile robots into powerful, flexible, multi-tasking workers”.
Developed in collaboration with Omron, the TMC130 solution expands options for customers to safely and reliably use the compact LD-90x robot for higher payload missions, even where space is constrained.
The new product joins its “big brother” the Roeq TMC500 announced in September 2022, which doubles the payload capacity of the Omron LD-250 robots.
Kyle Hable, group product manager, Omron Robotics and Safety Technologies, says: “It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Roeq on this new cart system for our LD line.
“Products like the TMC500 and TMC130 not only increase the payload of our mobile robots, they also give customers an off-the-shelf solution that greatly simplifies their automation development process.”
Michael Ejstrup Hansen, Roeq managing director says: “Our first Omron product had a very positive market reception, and we’re looking forward to showing Automate audiences this new addition to the Roeq portfolio of high-quality cart systems.
“For customers looking to automate tasks such as quickly moving smaller, lighter cargo between work stations or shelves – even in narrow spaces where larger carts are challenged – this is an ideal solution.”
Hansen adds that more products are in the pipeline, including a lifter which Roeq looks forward to showcasing later this year.
Like other Roeq cart systems, the TMC130 can dock to the cart from both ends and offers the flexibility of free space pick-up and drop-off, making it is easy to adapt to almost any workplace needs.
The TMC130 includes mounting holes for accessories such as light towers and the Roeq Cart130, allows easy adaptation for crates and shelving.
As with all Roeq solutions, the TMC130 system is designed to comply with relevant safety standards, and it comes with Roeq Assist software for easy and consistent set-up with the Omron mobile robot.
The new cart and top module system works with Omron’s own panel, has six wheels for easy maneuverability, and a side laser kit available for increased obstacle avoidance.
The Roeq TMC130 system for the Omron LD-90x is expected to be available in the summer of 2023 and can be seen in the Roeq booth #4841 at Automate.
High-payload top rollers for MiR robots also showcased at Automate
Alongside the new Omron cart system, Roeq will also showcase its heaviest-duty top roller, the TR1000, which transports goods up to 350 kg (700 lb) with Mobile Industrial Robots’ MiR600 and up to 1,000 kg (2,000 lb) with the MiR1350.
Hansen says: “The TR1000 is quickly becoming a popular product, especially within the automotive industry where internal transport of heavy payloads is key to streamlined production.”
With dimensions of 56.5” x 45.7” (1435 mm x 1160 mm), the TR1000 accommodates large as well as heavy payloads, with adjustable roller speed from 0.01 m/sec to 0.17 m/sec. The roller’s built-in position sensor confirms correct position of the AMR before transfer of goods – an example of safety features that are designed into Roeq products.
The TR1000 is fully compatible with the award-winning Roeq GuardCom system for safe, reliable, and efficient transfer of material to and from conveyor stations, without relying on potentially unstable Wi-Fi connections.