Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) develops and markets the industry’s most advanced line of collaborative and safe autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage internal logistics, freeing employees for higher-value activities.
Hundreds of mid-sized through large multinational manufacturers and logistics centers, along with several hospitals around the world, have already installed MiR’s innovative robots. MiR has quickly established a global distribution network in more than 45 countries, with headquarters in Odense, Denmark, and regional offices in Dortmund, Frankfurt, Shanghai, New York and San Diego.
MiR has grown quickly since its founding in 2013, with sales rising by 500% from 2015 to 2016, and 160% from 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018. Founded and run by experienced Danish robotics industry professionals, MiR was recently acquired by the U.S. company Teradyne, the leading supplier of automated test equipment. In 2015, Teradyne also acquired the Danish company Universal Robots. Due to its growth results the last years, Mobile Industrial Robots was awarded EY Entrepreneur of The Year in Denmark in 2018. For more information, visit www.mobile-industrial-robots.com.
Manufacturers today are facing shrinking product lifecycles with frequently changing customer demands. As a result, they need agile production and flexible factory layouts that can easily be modified whenever needed. Traditional logistics applications like forklifts or conveyor belts, and even more modern automated logistics such as automated guided vehicles (AGV) hasn’t supported this new dynamic business. These AGVs require permanent wires, magnetic stripes or sensors embedded in production floors, while fork lift trucks are expensive to maintain and to man – and often unsafe maneuvering around factory workers.
The new MiR500 and MiR1000 robots are collaborative, safe and flexible alternative to fork lifts on the factory floor, automatically picking up, transporting and delivering pallets and other heavy loads up to 500 kg or 1000 kg respectively through dynamic environments. The MiR100, MiR200 and MiR500 are already installed in more than 45 countries at companies such as Airbus, Flex, Honeywell, Toyota, Visteon, and Hitachi. These companies report that they are able to quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage internal logistics, freeing employees for higher-value activities (and from repetitive tasks that can cause injuries).