ODENSE, Denmark — The MiR200 from Mobile Industrial Robots ApS is not just part of global growth in supply chain automation, it’s also an example of how a product can serve specific end-user needs.
The past year has been good for the Danish robot maker, whose sales grew 500%. Also in 2016, MiR sold more than 200 robots plus accessories. The company’s staff has increased from 13 to 30, and its headquarters here has tripled in size.
MiR has also been pursuing the global market for mobile robots by opening regional offices in New York and Shanghai. This past month, the company launched the MiR200 at the Automate/ProMat trade shows in Chicago, and it is aiming for a tripling of overall sales in 2017.
The MiR100 and new MiR200 are designed for indoor transportation in logistics, e-commerce order fulfilment, and other industries. The autonomous mobile robots can perceive walls and avoid obstacles. They can also follow maps and are easy to program, according to MiR.
MiR’s collaborative robots will stop running if a person is standing on their way as a safety precaution.
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