With the Adept Lynx® Cart Transporter, Omron Adept Technologies, a leading manufacturer of intelligent robots, autonomous, mobile robotic solutions, is expanding its range of mobile robots. The Adept Lynx Cart Transporter is an intelligent, driverless transport system with a load capacity of 285 lbs (130 kg), with which mobile carts are transported to a collecting and unloading station. The versatile range of applications includes the replenishment of stock, delivery of kits to the production line, the transport of unfinished (WIP) products between individual work stations as well as moving finished products to the warehouse.
The Lynx Cart Transporter is equipped with a navigation system that enables autonomous path planning within the factory. No changes to the infrastructure are required. The Lynx Cart Transporter is also operationally safe with regard to existing entry ways and highly frequented aisles, as it can detect persons, forklifts and other objects in its path through its suite of sensors. The automatic attachment and removal of the carts enables hands-free operation by the user. With the Enterprise Manager, up to one hundred Cart Transporters can be controlled as a fleet.
The main advantages of the Adept Lynx Cart Transporter include automatic cart locating and recognition, autonomous navigation, safe operation as well as vertical laser sensors for obstacle avoidance and the ability to collect the carts at their respective location.