Oceaneering Mobile Robotics (OMR) has been awarded contracts by an undisclosed manufacturer to deliver 85 MaxMover CB D 2000 autonomous counterbalance forklifts to three of its manufacturing plants.
The systems will have their deliveries staggered throughout early 2023 and early 2024, with the contract covering their installation, on-site systems-integration services and training, as well as 24/7 support and remote software services.
The MaxMover solution is a robotic forklift, which OMR claims is capable of lifting 2,000kg (4,400lbs) and moving autonomously in support of manufacturing and assembly processes and warehouse material movements.
The solution was designed to retain the desired capabilities of conventional forklifts, including differential drives to allow pivot turning and comparable maximum speeds, while leveraging autonomous capabilities to create operating efficiencies.
WHat’s more, the MaxMover software platform is designed to easily integrate with new and existing facility environments and also accommodate future upgrades to ensure ongoing efficiency gains.
The system’s battery design and quiet operating features were developed to improve employee safety and support the creation of healthier work environments.
Roderick A. Larson, CEO and president of OMR, said: “We have seen tremendous interest in this product since its launch in 2022.
“These meaningful contract awards for our innovative MaxMover product are recognition of OMR’s best-in-class intralogistics solutions and performance and confirm Oceaneering’s ability to leverage its core robotics expertise into new markets.
“We appreciate the confidence that this customer has shown in our autonomous mobile forklift system and look forward to further expanding this strategic relationship.”
OMR’s mobile robot systems consist of one or more robots, supervisory software and supporting infrastructure and can be operated in mixed fleets.