Safety and Efficiency in Motion: The OTTO Lifter Autonomous Solution

Posted by Amanda Del Signore on Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 02:19 PM
Amanda Del Signore

23 spotlight Square-Mar-05-2024-07-46-24-6085-PMStevie-winner OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is a prominent player in the field of autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) solutions. Established in 2009, the company specializes in developing and deploying autonomous mobile robots tailored for material handling tasks in industrial settings.

Equipped with sophisticated sensors and software, OTTO Motors' autonomous robots navigate factory floors, warehouses, and distribution centers, efficiently transporting goods while avoiding obstacles and ensuring operational safety.

Focusing on optimizing productivity and logistics efficiency, OTTO Motors' technology automates material transport processes traditionally reliant on manual labor or conventional equipment such as forklifts. By embracing automation, businesses can streamline workflows, reduce operational expenses, and enhance overall efficiency.

OTTO Lifter Autonomous Solution to a Growing Challenge
Due to an aging workforce and migration from industrial towns to cities, one of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is finding enough qualified people to fill their open roles. Thus, the workers that facilities can hire should be focused on high value-added, fulfilling tasks instead of dull, repetitive manual material handling.

Manual forklifts can also be unsafe. According to
OSHA, of all physical injuries in a workspace, 10% of them involve forklifts. The report also cites that, for a given manual forklift, there's a 90% chance of it contributing to a serious accident during its 8-year average lifespan.

The "OTTO Lifter" AMR solution fills this industry need. Built on OTTO Motors’ 15 years of industry-leading robotics expertise and over 5 million production hours, OTTO Lifter nimbly drives in crowded and dynamic environments safely and efficiently.
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The robot’s core skill is autonomously picking up and dropping off pallets from the floor to other equipment like a conveyor of heights up to 30 inches. The durable, robust AMR is easy to install and is up and running from day one. With advanced safety sensors, class-leading autonomous driving capabilities, and a maximum payload capacity of 2,650 pounds, OTTO Lifter works alongside people, other vehicles, and existing infrastructure for as low as $9/hour.

Through dynamic path planning, lane tending, intelligent pallet detection, and stretch wrap piercing, OTTO Lifter seamlessly navigates traffic and obstacles to deliver materials predictably and precisely to the right place at the right time. Moreover, OTTO Lifter uses AI capabilities to intuitively pick up and drop off off-centered pallets up to 15 degrees and safely pierce stretch-wrapped pallets with up to four wraps of clear ply.

The company's commitment to innovation and reliability has positioned it as a trusted partner for businesses seeking to leverage autonomous technology for material handling operations.

OTTO Motors won a Gold Stevie Award for Best Manufacturing Solution in The International Business Awards®.

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