Automated mobile robot lift

Production in GE Vallila factory is located in two floors and the component trolleys has to be transferred between those. To make the material flow more efficient GE automated it with a mobile robot system. MiR 200 mobile robot was connected to the elevator (Kone), so that the MiR can request and control the lift to enable automatic material transfer between the two floors. The RoboCOnnect ROCON lift system was installed to GE Kone elevator. MiR robot can connect and control Kone lift system using Kone’s newer LC lift system. MiR Mobile Robot fleet manager system was installed so that control of multiple robots is optimised and possible.

Partners: GE Healthcare Finland OY, Kone Oyj
Keywords: mobile robot
Contact: Markku Hentula /VTT
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