OTTO Motors Partners with Node Modules to Elevate Capabilities of Its AMRs
Node Modules has developed adds on to OTTO 1500 and OTTO 100.
Node Modules has already developed new products for select models of OTTO Motor's AMRs.
Robotics 24/7 Staff
· April 28, 2023
Node Modules and OTTO Motors are working together to develop new products for autonomous mobile robots. Both companies will be present at the upcoming LogiMAT 2023 fair, where they will showcase their latest automation solutions.
Nord Modules’ top modules are designed to be robust and reliable, while Otto’s autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are designed for flexibility and efficiency.
By combining their expertise, the industry leaders said they will be able to offer customers a range of solutions that streamline automated work processes with standard modules for specialized productions.
“As demand for automation continues to grow globally, manufacturers need a reliable, innovative and trusted solution,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer and co-founder of OTTO Motors. “We’re excited to partner with Nord Modules to deliver an integrated solution that will move the autonomous material handling industry forward.”
Nord Modules has so far developed four module solutions for OTTO AMRs
The Pallet Mover 1000, in combination with the OTTO 1500, allows the robots to receive and deliver pallets, enhancing internal logistics by transporting them to production lines or packing stations. Its integrated technology enables communication to external roller conveyors by wireless signals.
This fully automated solution allows heavy payload transportation of up to 1,675 kg (3,692 lb.) to optimize logistics and production.
The Pallet Lift Top Modules, in combination with OTTO 1500, optimize internal logistics by automating the internal transportation of pallets.
The NORD Pallet Mover 1000 for OTTO. Source: OTTO Motors
The EU Pallet Lift solution picks up and delivers European-size pallets, while the NA Pallet Lift top module picks up and delivers North American-size pallets on the Nord Modules’ P&D stand.
Both modules provide stable handling and transport of pallets and enable the OTTO AMRs to lift and lower pallets autonomously for payloads up to 1500 kg (3,306 lb.).
The Quick Mover, to be released soon, is capable of transporting goods from gate to gate as well as picking up and delivering the Nord Modules Shelf Cart.
The Quick Mover QM140-OTTO is designed for, and mounted on top of, an OTTO 100 using the lifting mechanism integrated into the AMR.
Additionally, its standard design allows for simple adjustments to specialized work processes, ultimately reducing costs and increasing productivity.
“We are thrilled to partner with Otto,” says Nord Modules CEO, Erik Mønster. “Their commitment to providing innovative and flexible AMRs aligns perfectly with our vision of streamlining automated work processes with standardized modules. Together, we will be able to deliver a new level of automation for our customers.”
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OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath, provides self-driving vehicles designed exclusively for indoor material transport. The vehicles operate with infrastructure-free navigation, offering intelligent, safe, efficient, and reliable transportation for industrial centers. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered to provide customer excellence.