Automated Internal Transport: MiR Launches New Solution for Towing Carts



The global market leader in Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), today announced the launch of MiR250 Hook, the only AMR solution on the market that can automatically collect and tow carts.


MiR Hook 250 is a top module for MiR’s fastest and most compact robot, MiR250, which smoothly and efficiently navigates in highly dynamic environments with people. The new and patented cart-towing robot solution is an updated version of MiR Hook from 2016, and the new robot’s robustness and precision matches the rapid product development that has taken place at the Danish manufacturer of mobile robots since then.


Every day at workplaces all over the world, many thousands of carts are moved manually between departments. Many companies want to optimize their internal logistics in order to increase productivity and profitability and to free employees for higher value tasks instead of moving a product from A to B. MiR meets this need with its new product MiR250 Hook. This user-friendly technology can easily automate the internal transport of loaded carts weighing up to 500 kg.


“It’s easy, manageable and economical to automate the internal transport of the different carts and transport cages, which companies, logistics centres and hospitals already use. You don’t need to modify the layout or purchase new carts, since MiR Hook can locate and connect to almost any types of carts via QR codes or AprilTags,” said Mr.Søren E. Nielsen, President of MiR.


The new generation of MiR Hook robots is patented and MiR is the world’s only AMR manufacturer with a solution that can tow carts. MiR250 Hook automatically attaches to a cart and delivers it at the cart’s destination without any human involvement. The invention increases the range of applications of an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR). The design of the new solution is robust, created to be used in industrial environments. It can move at speeds of up to 2 m/s and navigates safely and efficiently. There are no limitations to the number of carts that a MiR250 Hook robot can collect and tow to different positions and the robot can collect carts of different sizes and heights. The speed, flexibility, and industrial design of MiR’s new MiR250 Hook solution optimizes workflows significantly.

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