Which mobile robot for my application?

There are many different aspects to consider when choosing a robot. In this short article, we will only focus on two: lifting capacity and movement capabilities. At the same time, it should be emphasized that the first step in choosing a technology should be to define the goals that the company wants to achieve through such an investment.

One of the basic parameters of a machine used for cargo transportation is undoubtedly its capacity.

It is worth remembering that when choosing a robot, you should take into account the total weight of the load (e.g. pallets and parts on a pallet). The transported mass affects the speed, acceleration and dimensions of the robot. For example, when we want to transport loads that weigh a maximum of 900 kg - we will look for a device with a slightly higher load capacity and dimensions that allow for easy transport of a pallet.

See the infographic below to see what masses can be transported by individual MOBOT® mobile robots.

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The second basic criterion is to define what maneuverability / maneuverability are needed in your application.

In the autonomous mobile robots MOBOT® family are available various solutions providing different possibilities of robot movement:

3 wheels - two differentials, one support that allows for forward driving, rotation on the spot and back to the loader. When the trolley is being pulled, the turn is done in a loop (similar to the turn of the tram).

These robots have two types of tires to choose from:

- smooth hall - for internal applications

- retreaded - for outdoor use

6 wheels, including two differential drive wheels, smooth tires - for indoor applications, they allow front-rear driving and turning in place,

4 Mecanum wheels - for indoor use, allow movement in any direction, including 360 degree rotation while on the spot. These are holonomic robots that can change direction on the spot.

The multi-directional solution will prove useful in applications where it is necessary to manipulate loads in limited space, in narrow communication routes, and where, due to the very short cycle time, every second saved by the lack of the need to perform additional maneuvers will allow the operation to be performed in a shorter time.

Detailed parameters can be found on the pages of individual robots , we also invite you to use the help of our advisors .


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