OTTO Motors, a provider of autonomous mobile robots, today unveiled its newest AMR, OTTO 600.
With the launch of OTTO 600, OTTO Motors claims it now offers the most comprehensive autonomous material handling fleet on the market. OTTO Motors is a division of Clearpath Robotics, and provides autonomous mobile robots for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. The company was founded in 2015.
OTTO 600 unlocks important new workflows with its ability to move pallets, carts, and other payloads up to 600 kg (1,322 lb), the company explained
With an all-metal construction and IP54 rating, OTTO 600 follows the OTTO Motors legacy of AMRs built to deliver results in the most demanding of factory environments, the Ontario, Canada-based company said.
“In 2015, OTTO 1500 defined the heavy-class AMR category. In 2017, OTTO 100 quickly became responsible for the industry’s largest AMR installations. In 2022, we launched OTTO Lifter, the world’s first truly autonomous forklift. Today, we’re proud to announce OTTO 600, a mid-range AMR offering the perfect balance of strength and agility,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer and co-founder of OTTO Motors.
“Powered by our industry-leading autonomous software, OTTO now offers an unmatched material handling portfolio,” he added.
Key features of OTTO 600
- Maneuverable in tight spaces: OTTO 600 offers capabilities of larger AMRs with the maneuverability needed to get around in constrained spaces like work cells.
- Durable build for demanding environments: In addition to a rugged, all-metal body, OTTO 600 is IP54 rated, which allows it to withstand dust and fluids.
- Fast and safe around people and objects: OTTO 600 works quickly and safely alongside people thanks to advanced sensors and OTTO’s proven autonomy software.
- Versatile to get different jobs done: Capable of moving carts and pallets, as well as connecting islands of automation, OTTO 600 unlocks workflows including lineside delivery, work cell delivery, and palletizer to stretch-wrapper transport.
- Key specs:
- 1,322 lb (600 kg) payload capacity
- 4.5 mph (2 m/s) maximum speed
- 1050/700/320 mm footprint
- IP54 rating
OTTO 600 is available through the existing global network of OTTO Motors system integrators and material handling solution providers.
OTTO’s software used by most recognized brands and Fortune 500 companies.
OTTO’s latest software release, 2.28, delivers faster and safer traffic movement and a new facility configuration interface for quicker workflow set-up, it said.
OTTO Motors added it invests heavily in software development to evolve and deliver the smartest AMR software.
This marks the sixth software release in the last three years. The OTTO AMR software-suite is trusted for large-scale deployments by the most reputed brands such as Toyota and GE.
“The success of large-scale, deeply integrated deployments depends significantly on effective fleet management, which is why we are continuously evolving our fleet manager. In this software upgrade, we are introducing new traffic management functionality that enables users to create different rules of the road for groups of different OTTO AMRs in the facility, resulting in faster traffic movement and improved safety,” said Jay Judkowitz, vice president of product at OTTO Motors.
“As our customers continue to deploy a variety of models from OTTO in complex environments, this is a game changer,” Judkowitz added.
Software release features include:
- Team-Based Traffic Control: Customers can create traffic zones for specific robot types. For example, operators can specify lanes where larger AMRs cannot enter, ensuring smaller AMRs remain unblocked and are able to keep moving for higher throughput.
- New and intuitive facility configuration interface: Customers can now save up to 50% of the time required to set up facility maps and workflows. It is also easier for customers to use, learn and adapt to the system.
- Interoperability: OTTO Motors claims it was the first AMR vendor to support the well-known AGV standard, VDA5050, empowering customers to manage dissimilar types of material handling solutions from a third-party master controller interface.
- New pallet types: OTTO Lifter now supports BulkPak 4845 HDMP series bins, enabling customers to move more pallets of their choice.
Since its inception, OTTO Motors said it has helped customers achieve throughput improvements as high as 600% and return on investment in as little as 11 months in different industry verticals.
OTTO Motors noted the launch of OTTO 600 and its new software enables it to help manufacturers automate a larger part of their material handling operations and achieve higher ROI.
OTTO 600 and the latest software will be showcased in Booth N7537 at ProMat on March 20-23, 2023 in Chicago.
Editor's note: For more on ProMat, visit Robotics 24/7's special coverage page.
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