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ODENSE, Denmark – October 27, 2020

Nord Modules today announced the Quick Mover 180the most flexible and easytodeploy top module to enable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to perform multiple material handling tasks. When coupled with Nord’s automated load-transfer gates with collaborative robot (cobot) arms, the space-efficient QM180 creates the first fully autonomous material handling system, with material flowing seamlessly from production lines to the AMR to the warehouse. This autonomyalong with the QM180’s speed, space and flexibility benefitsoptimizes logistics, increases productivitylowers overall costs and delivers a superior return on investment.

With a single top module, the QM180 handles a plethora of materials—gates, half pallets, plastic boxes, carton boxes, carts and cobot solutionsWithout changing top modules, this unmatched flexibility gives manufacturers the ability to:

  • Transport multiple types of containers from A to B to C   
  • Pick up goods from gates and deliver to a drop-off point 
  • Precisely re-position goods to another automation area (e.g., a CNC machine) 

While AMRs transform material transport, increase plant efficiency and reduce employee injuriestheir benefits are only maximized with top modules and high-quality gates that transfer the materials,” said Kenneth B. Henriksenchief commercial officer, Nord Modules. “With the QM180, for the first time, customers can use a single top module on their AMR to transport materials to a cobot-armed gate that can autonomously pick up and transport multiple types of materials. 

 

The QM180 transports materials to gates installed at production lines, storage systems and conveyors. The gates can include Nord’s CT155 (cobot tower), with an attached cobot arm that picks up the materials and places them where they need to go next. With this one system fits all strategy, material handling becomes faster, easier and much less expensive because the AMR doesn’t have to be refitted with various top modules to transport and deliver different kinds of containers. 

Speed, Space and Flexibility = Superior ROI 

Before the launch of Nord Modules in 2018, top modules and gates for AMRs were custom maderequiring custom engineeringsafety approvals, production and testing before they could be installed and deployedNord simplified that, delivering innovative, reliable and standard robotic applications for load transfer. To maximize customer ROI, Nord focuses on developing space-efficient systems that are highly flexible and quick to deploy. 

Today, Nord’s well-tested standardized top modules deliver: 

  • Fast time to deploymentcustomers can set up and install most top modules and gates out of the box within 30 minutes 
  • Reduced docking time as sensors guide the connection at the gates  
  • Versatility with one top module enabling multiple tasks 
  • The smallest footprint (31x24"/80x60cm instead of traditional 32x32"/80x80cm), optimizing valuable floor space   


The QM180 is delivered with i
ntegrated software and a tablet for manual controlUsing the touchscreenusers can also manually control the robot, if needed, and adapt the system for specialized work processes.   

Get the most flexible solution with the Quick Mover, QM180