Fetch Robotics product range - iMR Systems

iMR Systems will change your business!

Our range Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) allows you to automate your processes in a flexible and much more efficient manner.

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We are the Official integrator of Fetch Robotics Inc. for Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany.

AMR’s … FASTER AND SMARTER !

Wire guided AGV’s appeared in the early ’60’s in the automotive industry.

The introduction in the ’80’s of laser navigation allowed AGV applications in a much wider field. Nowadays one can find AGV’s with limited payloads in f.e hospitals up to the aviation industry to transport 65T airplane bodies.

However especially large AGV fleets often behave very clumsy and their performance is reduced by the actual environment in which they operate. The coexistence of AGVs with pedestrians or other vehicles often causes issues.

Around 2000 researchers approached the problem differently and AMR’s were born.

AMRs don’t have a fixed guide path like AGVs but move completely free in the available 2D space. They move around objects or persons that block their path and always find the fastest route to their destination. Via sensor fusion they map the environment in real time and localise their position accurately without the need to install infrastructure.

That’s why AMRs are both Faster and Smarter.

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AT YOUR SERVICE

At the start of each project we setup a project team which has the know-how to deliver projects that exceed your expectations. An experienced PM will be appointed who will be your single point of contact (SPOC) for the entire duration of the project. The PM translates your needs into a technical specification for the project team. Each job follows our proven project execution methodology with all necessary intermediate validation steps.

In our demo center in Wilrijk (Antwerp) a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) will be conducted. This allows us to validate each application 100% and tune the requirements wherever needed.

After the short installation phase, a Site Acceptance Test (SAT) will prove the specification under the actual conditions of operation.

Once the iMR System goes in production, our Service department comes into play. A dedicated team of trained service engineers is at your service 24/24, 365 days per year.

ABOUT US

Robotisation is not an objective by itself

Because we believe that conveyor technology, machinery, people and robots should work together in a flexible and smart manner, we created a new joint venture which has the capability to look at the bigger picture and really optimise your business.

iMR Systems is the official integrator of Fetch Robotics Inc. for Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany. 

We design attachments to adapt the AMR to your exact needs with respect to load handling or operator interface. In case your requirement exceeds our standard range? No worries: iMR Systems has a design team at your service to deliver top quality custom designed vehicles.

Beside a highly skilled installation team, iMR Systems disposes of an experienced software team with a track record of 20 years in AMR system integration.

PIETER VAN CAESBROECK
CHRIS PEETERS

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How to prepare for the meeting?

There are 6 important parameters required to develop your AMR solution & calculate the ROI:

we need to study the material flows. In particular the peak number of movements per hour and average number of movements. We also need to figure out what the distribution of the movements is to determine the overall transport capacity;

we need to determine the operating times: 1 shift, 2 shift or 3 shift? How many days per week?

we need to study the actual layout of your plant and build a road map connecting the different destination waypoints;

we need to build load specifications: what are the physical dimensions of the different loads? What is their maximum weight?

we need to review the order interface to the AMR system. Often a WMS or ERP system generates the movement orders. In some cases there are also equipment handshakes with  f.e. automatic doors or a fire detection system.

we need to prepare a detailed work plan together. Are we going to implement the AMR is several phases? What are the different validation steps in the implementation phase?

iMR Systems is a subsidiary of DSP Automation