The Mobile Robots Friends of Internal Logistics

Omron’s newly launched mobile robot is ideal for factory or warehouse logistics management. This robot is capable of lifting particularly heavy loads and performing monotonous jobs 24 hours a day, relieving operators of the burden of other more strategic and less tiring tasks.

di Aldo Biasotto

Omron Corporation announced that it has globally started selling a new mobile robot called the LD-250, a solution with a payload capacity of 250kg. Together with the Fleet Manager, which enables the control of multiple mobile robots with different payloads through one system, it contributes to realize a more flexible and optimized autonomous material transport system. LD-250 can be used to transport large automobile components such as transmission blocks and voluminous packaging materials – things that would traditionally be moved by human workers using carts. To optimize the autonomous material transport system, customers will use OMRON’s industry-first Fleet Manager, which can control a diverse fleet of up to 100 of OMRON’s mobile robots that can consist of different payloads and capabilities, by conducting traffic management, battery management, and navigation of vehicles.

Eliminated the need for fixed equipment
Onsite logistics, the movement of products and material within the factory and warehouse, is becoming a real bottleneck for many companies due to the frequency and tediousness of the job. Omron’s mobile robots can help companies solve this issue because they can work 24 hours a day tirelessly, punctually, and safely in the same environment as people.
With the addition of the LD-250 into Omron’s mobile robot LD series, customers in a wide variety of industries including automotive, electronics, food and commodities, no longer need to establish fixed material transport equipment, but achieve a system that can flexibly handle changing market demands. OMRON will continue to contribute solving the societal challenges by liberating workers from the simple, dull, and tiring work of material transport and allowing them to focus on more creative tasks.

Managing up to 100 cobot at the same time
The LD-250 is built with sturdy metal skins that can withstand unintended external impacts and more demanding duties. It can also automate the transportation of bulky materials that would traditionally be moved around by people using carts. These would include items such as transmission blocks, seats, or wire harnesses in the automotive industry, as well as voluminous packaging materials in the food and commodities industry.
Thanks to Fleet Manager, customers have the ability to easily manage mobile fleets up to 100 robots, including LD-250, and they can be controlled through the same system without worrying about compatibility or performance.
LD-250 allows customers to load more onto a mobile robot, making fewer trips with heavier batches, increasing the return on investment. Customers can mix and match LD models to create the most efficient and flexible material transport system possible.
The LD-250 can easily be customized with conveyor tops, courier systems, and adaptive material handling mechanics to create a solution that best meets customer needs. LD-250 also takes advantage of Omron’s ability to customize mobile fleets with accessories that improve performance, such as HAPS1, side lasers, and the Acuity2 vision localization.