K.Hartwall is launching a brand-new autonomous mobile robot (AMR) called A-MATE. This is the first fully electric free-lift pallet AGV with omnidirectional drive on the market, according to the company. It states that A-MATE is an extremely versatile mobile robot that will bring a new level of automation to intralogistics.
The proven free SLAM navigation combined with the innovative fleet management allows K.Hartwall customers to have a full overview of and control over their internal logistics operations. Furthermore, safety has been a central point of focus in the development of as AMRs become an integrated part of the overall logistics process. The result is that A-MATE is the only 360° safety pallet AGV on the market—not only when fetching load carriers but also when transporting them.
A-MATE offers clear advantages compared to existing AMR products on the market through its increased load capacity of 1000 kg. One of the key advantages is its ability to lift a load of up to 1 ton to a height of 1 meter without using supportive scissors below the forks. This allows for very close access when loading or unloading both conveyors and pallet racking. Furthermore, thanks to its slim design, A-MATE can move freely in both narrow aisles and within pallet stacks.
With A-MATE, K. Hartwall reinforces its market leadership in logistics equipment for warehouses and industrial manufacturing. The combination of traditional load carrier solutions, such as roll containers, Lean adaptor pallets, and dollies or foldable cages, with mobile robots, demonstrates how the Finnish company is looking to the future of logistics.
“A-MATE is proof of how to combine autonomous mobile robots with traditional load carriers to help our customers achieve both greater efficiency and increased safety. With K.Hartwall’s logistics solutions portfolio, you can now automate the movements of your load carriers in a very easy way,” said Jerker Hartwall, CEO of K.Hartwall.
A-MATE and other AMRs offered by K.Hartwall offer customers a new way to reduce costs and increase efficiency in their logistics processes by allowing them to decrease their dependence on skilled labor and reduce costly process errors and the risk of accidents.
Today, almost half of all working hours in logistics are spent on manual routine jobs. By 2035, automation will reduce that number to 35%. Key to this evolution is the increasing deployment of AGVs and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). K.Hartwall, states that it wants to be part of that revolution and support its customers in the postal, retail, and automotive industries to make the next smart move in their logistics!