New RARUK Automation partnerships take AMRs to the next level

20 Nov 2020

RARUK Automation is pleased to announce three new partnerships with world-leading providers of ancillary systems for the latest generation of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

The move has helped to reinforce RARUK’s position as the go-to provider thanks to its ability to offer the entire range of material handling products from ROEQ, along with the Iconsys iAM-R robot arm solution and the UV-C facility disinfectant system from Enabled Robotics.

After working together for some time, RARUK and Denmark-based ROEQ has decided to formalise their partnership due to the increasing demand for more mobile industrial robots (MiR) and innovative solutions.

As a result, prospective buyers and users can visit RARUK’s in-house demonstration facility in Bedfordshire to see several ROEQ products in action. Demonstrations can also be provided at customer sites.

For those looking to add a robotic arm to their autonomous mobile robot, the iAM-R from Telford-based Iconsys, provides an ideal solution. The iAM-R, which Iconsys flagship product, is unlike any other autonomous mobile robot. This intelligent solution comes with a modular interface that is individually built to serve specific workplace requirements, ensuring the robot becomes one of the in-house team.

Like ROEQ, Iconsys has an established partnership with MiR, ensuring its products are designed specifically to maximise performance. Each iAM-R can be customised to provide a very adaptive solution for manufacturing and logistical processes.

The six-axis robot arms come in three different sizes capable of carrying up to 10 kg in weight. These easy-to-program collaborative robots (cobots) can be combined with a choice of grippers, tool changers and integrated vision systems. See an iAM-R working in collaboration with a CNC machine

Another new option for users of MiR solutions from RARUK is the UV-C from Denmark-based Enabled Robotics. UV-C is designed specifically to disinfect facilities and premises, a particularly pertinent task in the wake of COVID-19.

Enabled Robotics has devised a system that uses mobile cobots equipped with ultraviolet (UV) light sources or disinfectant sprayers. These MiR-mounted cobots can autonomously navigate a healthcare facility, for example, and then complete the disinfection of hospital rooms or surgical theatres without any human interaction.

UV light is dangerous for humans, as are bacteria and viruses, so this type of solution is proving popular. The cobot positions the UVC light bar to disinfect individual surfaces and objects, ensuring the light reaches areas not accessible with fixed UVC light bars.

All these solutions offer a genuine opportunity for any business looking to automate its processes. The latest generation MiR solutions available from RARUK, in combination with ancillaries from the company’s newly announced technology partners, ensure the pathway to optimised internal logistics has never been so accessible.

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