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Achieving the Impossible with K.Hartwall’s A-MATE®

The A-MATE®, manufactured by K.Hartwall, is an intelligent mobile robot designed to transport logistic units such as pallets and containers around production and logistic environments without the need for an on-board operator.

A-MATE’s unique benefits include:

  • Omnidirectional drive
  • Free navigation
  • 360-degree safety
  • Slim design enabling agile movements in tight spaces
  • Long lasting Li-Ion battery
  • 1000kg electric free-lift up to 1000 mm

With the unique design of the A-MATE you can achieve reduced dependence on labour and improvement on both the safety and efficiency of your operations. For instance omnidirectional drive paired with the A-MATE’s slim design enables efficient, agile movements even in narrow/tight spaces.

This new generation omnidirectional mobile robot has 360 degree safety scanners at different heights and emergency stop buttons meaning it can safely work alongside humans. The best part is that it can be used to transport traditional load carrier solutions such as roll containers, lean adaptor pallets and dollies or foldable cages already in use in warehouses or plants.

The A-MATE has an exceptional runtime on a single battery charge and free lifting capability to handle loads of 1000 kg (1 tonne) up to a height of 1 meter. It can also pick loads to and from conveyor belts and transport them safely alongside other traffic to off-loading positions.

Last but not least thanks to their fleet management system the A-MATE mobiles robot are able to communicate with each other optimising the flow of goods and reducing the risks for accidents.

The partnership between Applied Integration and K.Hartwall is part of Applied Integration’s strategy of combining proven rigorous systems engineering expertise with carefully selected best in class automation technologies. An approach that will enable customers to manage the Industry 4.0 digital transformation, while ensuring minimal adoption disruption, optimised ROI, future proofed investments and development of world class logistics and manufacturing processes through effective technology adoption.

K.Hartwall has over 90 years of design and innovation experience and specialises in manufacturing and designing future-fit logistics solutions that answer the needs of customers and enhances their safety and ROI.

Logistics is currently entering a transformative phase in which the speed of innovation will increase and handling volumes will grow rapidly. Key industry trends such as robotics and automation, prediction enabled through IoT and data analytics and increased demand for sustainable solutions will shape the way forward for logistics in all industries.

For more information and advice on how the A-MATE could help with your productivity, contact Applied Integration today.

Applied Integration is a leading systems integrator, specialising in delivering the latest industry technologies with a focus on Industry 4.0, Digitalisation, Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics, Big data / Cloud Technologies, Safety Critical Systems (SIL1, SIL2, SIL3) and Robotics and Collaborative Robots (Cobots). Founded in 2005, AI has a dynamic, 50+ strong engineering team with many years of combined experience.

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