Aethon is set to demo new products at Automate 2017 in Chicago, MMW has learned. And we’re told that these products are specifically designed to address the needs of manufacturers looking to automate material movement and connect islands of automation within their plants.
Aethon will showcase new mobile robots and software control systems allowing their robotic platform to achieve Level 4 autonomy as described in the IDC Market Spotlight, sponsored by Aethon titled “Indoor Autonomous Mobile Robots – A Maturity Framework”.
Aethon will feature the T3 and T3XL model robots, which represent the newest innovations in automated material movement. A live demonstration of these robots will showcase autonomous navigation, automatic pickup and drop off, as well as collaborative functions. The newest robots feature an expanded 1,400 lb. load capacity, 48” load platform and omnidirectional navigation.
“The level of maturity of Aethon’s TUG robot platform is impressive. The technology of the newest TUG robot platform meets L4 criteria across all dimensions. This level of maturity provides manufacturers real advantages in terms of automation driving productivity, efficiency, and helping to deliver a rapid return on investment,” says John Santagate, Research Manager at IDC Manufacturing Insights.
Aethon’s products are currently in use by global manufacturing firms looking to streamline and automate intralogistics.