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Date: 15/03/2023

ADLINK Unveils the New Intelligent Autonomous Mobile Robot for Complex Manufacturing Challenges

ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, has announced the launch of the latest Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) the SMR250/1000 series with the SWARM CORE software platform, delivering strong hardware and software integration to build an AMR swarm ecosystem to meet the changing needs of various application scenarios in smart manufacturing from production lines, to material handling, warehousing, and shipping.

Compared with Automated Guide Vehicles (AGVs), the SMR series are innovative Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) that aim to effectively achieve greater efficiency through equipment autonomy, helping manufacturing processes upgrade systems from simply being automated, to becoming autonomous. Equipped with SWARM COREĀ software, the SMR series is highly flexible, with agile configuration, operation and monitoring capabilities. In addition to being compatible with add-on modules including robot arms, and conveyors to perform a variety of needs in manufacturing, the SMR series offers excellent connectivity to third-party AMRs and devices such as PLCs, elevators, and rack storage to achieve swarm autonomy by navigating robots through complex environments and optimizing task completeness and efficiency with ease. In a material handling scenario, AMRs would be ideal for transferring materials from one floor of a facility to another floor by seamlessly integrating multiple automation devices such as robot arms and elevators while in constant communication with centralized logistical management software, thus achieving Swarm Autonomy.

Because manufacturing processes can be complex and unpredictable, safely navigating in dynamic environments is a significant challenge, so vehicles must be able to constantly adapt and respond to changes in their surroundings. The SMR series supports up to a 1000kg payload with both lift and non-lift capabilities. Based on the use of the top-module type and operating environment, physical buffer distances and speed can be adjusted by setting up a dynamic parameter zone around the robot to increase safety. In addition, with an innovative fleet management system, all tasks can be event-oriented, and can automatically reschedule or dispatch the AMR for real-time communication between vehicles.

"We are thrilled to be introducing our new Swarm Autonomous Solution to the market," said Simon You, Director of Smart Machine Business Product Center. "We are proud to work hand-in-hand with FARobot, our joint venture with Foxconn. We've been deeply involved with the requirements of manufacturing over 26 years, and combined the Foxconn's expertise in manufacturing, this new transformation represents a major leap forward in autonomous robotic technology that we believe has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing operations."