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AFORMIC showcases innovative low-profile AMR for flexible manufacturing at Automate 2024

AFORMIC, a provider of Autonomous Intralogistics Solutions, will open its showroom of cutting-edge autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for flexible manufacturing and warehousing during the Automate Show 2024, the largest exhibition of automation in North America, taking place from May 6  to 9 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The AFORMIC’s smart robotics solution is a proven choice for real-time intralogistics management, by providing automation in material handling to reduce operational expenses and increase efficiency in manufacturing and warehouse processes. The solution includes an AI-powered integrated software management system called Qursor and customized AFORMIC F-series AMRs. The company will showcase its solution, including its latest NextGen AMR models, at Booth 1019 during Automate 2024.

“AFORMIC offers end-to-end solutions that include robotics, innovative technology, and software from a single source. We are one of North America’s leading providers in the material handling automation industry with one of the world’s most comprehensive fleets of AMRs and intralogistics software suites. Understanding the potential of Industry 4.0, we have designed a solution that not only automates the flow of materials within the company but also allows for changing the logic of the production process itself”, says Tim Meyer, Vice President of AFORMIC.

Customizing AMRs unlocks new possibilities for production

During Automate 2024, the company will showcase the latest models of AFORMIC AMRs from the F series, including the AMR F12, a super-safe, low-profile autonomous mobile robot designed for automating transportation operations within manufacturing plants. With a maximum payload of 800 kg and a speed of 1.5 m/s, the robot offers ergonomic and efficient handling of complex logistics processes.

“Aformic’s unique business strategy aims to perfectly tailor the solution to the individual needs of each company. Customization applies to both the software system and the mobile robots from the AFORMIC AMRs family, as well as other devices and equipment that are part of the vehicle’s setup”, adds Tim Meyer, Vice President of AFORMIC.

AFORMIC’s robots are implemented using process simulation to test and optimize their behavior in virtual environments. AFORMIC’s AMRs move materials and products around a factory floor, adapting to changing production needs and minimizing human intervention.

“It’s not just about automating point-to-point deliveries. For example, AFORMIC AMRs are implemented as product carriers and automate the flow of goods within the facility and warehouse. However, this type of AMR can also be an integral part of the production process, ensuring the transport of the manufactured product or interacting directly with automation and information systems. Such use of autonomous mobile robots allows for creating of flexible production scenarios, improving the manufacturing process and its handling”, explains an AFORMIC expert.

Thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, AFORMIC AMR vehicles can be autonomously managed, without operator supervision, by the Qursor Fleet Management System. This software solution ensures smooth communication with any production and warehouse management systems, as well as real-time process monitoring (RTLS).

“We can indeed integrate our solution with the entire factory and warehouse environment, including MES/WMS systems, the traffic control system, access management to special zones, and many other processes. This unique solution opens up entirely new possibilities for automatic management of material flow and logistics at large,” says the Vice President of AFORMIC.