OTTO releases tight area robot

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- 14 Sep 2023 ( #1145 ) - Las Vegas, NV, United States
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The OTTO 1200 will hit the market in early 2024
The OTTO 1200 will hit the market in early 2024

OTTO Motors has showcased its new heavy-duty autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for tight spaces at the Pack Expo in Las Vegas.

The OTTO 1200 can autonomously move payloads of up to 1,200 kg in scenarios such as inbound to storage, finished goods takeaway and lineside delivery. 

The new AMR also has the ability to move payloads on pallets, racks and bins. 

OTTO Motors spokesperson Jess Blenkarn says the initial reaction to the OTTO Motors’ new AMR at the Pack Expo was “incredible”. 

“Attendees are ecstatic to see that our leading technology is now available in a compact size for heavy-duty materials movement,” Blenkarn says. “Press, similarly, have been excited to see how quickly OTTO Motors is growing.” 

Blenkarn says she believes there are only two other AMRs in the market offer the same heavy payload capabilities with the same small size. 

“However, what these competitors don’t have is our technology backing it. We use a patented technology called adaptive fieldsets which enable us to prevent slowdowns around turns, intersections, people and existing equipment. 

“While competitors become extremely choppy or even stop when they approach these obstacles, OTTO AMRs can see them coming and will quickly plan around them, increasing their average speed and thus throughout.”

The new model, which will be available from early 2024, has a maximum speed of 1.5 m/s, an overall footprint of 1350 x 910 x 320 mm and a 30-minute charge time from 10% to 90%.

It can collaborate with other OTTO AMRs, which the company says enables manufacturers to unlock facility-scale material handling automation.

Earlier this month, New York Stock Exchange-listed Rockwell Automation announced its intention to acquire Clearpath, the parent company of OTTO Motors. 

“Until the sale is final, we won’t know how or if anything will change, but day to day operations should remain the same,” Blenkarn says. 

When announcing the acquisition plan, Rockwell said the deal would allow Rockwell’s offerings and OTTO Motors’ AMRs to be harnessed in artificial intelligence-powered Software as a Service information management applications, such as Rockwell’s Plex and Fiix businesses. 

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