• Omron LD Series Mobile Robots is the modern solution for warehouse facilities
Features

Self navigating Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV)

The Omron LD Mobile Robot is a self navigating Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) designed for dynamically moving material in challenging environments that may include confined passageways as well as dynamic and peopled locations. Unlike traditional autonomously guided vehicles (AGVs), Omron Mobile Robot requires no facility modifications, such as floor magnets or navigational beacons, saving users up to 15% in deployment costs. The LD includes Omron’s proprietary software and controls allowing it to intelligently navigate around people and unplanned obstacles, that render traditional AGVs incapacitated and it can be programmed and functional within a day. Designed for developers, integrators, and end-users the system can be customized for a variety applications and payloads. Manufacturing, warehousing, clean tech, and laboratories are just a few environments ideal for the mobile robot.

Product Features

  • Self-navigation software safely avoids people and obstacles
  • Reliable drive system optimized for self-navigation
  • Structural support of payloads up to 130kg on level surfaces
  • Navigates through the use of a digital map
  • Easy to deploy, no facilities modifications required
  • Manages power and self charging operations

Benefits

  • User-friendly Software
  • Runtime of up to 19 hours a day
  • On-board power supply
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LD Series Mobile Robot

Omron mobile robots are fully safety compliant1. They use an onboard laser and other sensors to detect obstacles in their path and, based on speed of travel, trigger an E-stop to prevent vehicle collision.

Sensors:

  • Safety Rated Main Laser
  • Lower Laser
  • Side Lasers (Patented)
  • Front Bumper
  • Rear Sonar
  • Rear Laser

1 Safety std: ISO 12100, ISO 14121-2, ISO 13849-1, IEC61010(battery only), IEC 60950(battery only), EN 1525, ANSI B56.5 Part 3, JIS D6802, IEC 60204

Mapping and Navigation

Robust Navigation with LD Acuity Localization.

Acuity provides an additional method of "localization" to the onboard laser, to allow the robot to operate in frequently changing environments. It identifies overhead lights and overlays the "light map" with the "floor map/" It also allows the robots to move easily across wide-open areas in large warehouses.

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Options
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LD Cart Transporter

The Omron mobile robot LD Cart Transporter is an Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) designed to attach to movable carts and transport them from a pickup location to a drop off location. Applications include line-side inventory replenishment, moving flow racks, transporting Work in Progress (WIP) between process steps, and moving finished goods to the warehouse.

The Omron mobile robot LD Cart transporter leverages Natural Feature Navigation to autonomously find a path through the facility without the need for any facility modifications necessary. The LD Cart Transporter is safe to operate in existing doors and aisle ways as it can sense and avoid people, fork trucks and other objects in its path.

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Software

Routing

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MobilePlanner

MobilePlanner software is a PC-based software tool to plan mobile robot applications through building maps and instant floor plans. Laser-guided mobile robots can scan up to 1,000 sq.ft. per min to create maps capturing all its natural features, and send it to a PC wirelessly. The resulting map can be customized with virtual routes and forbidden lines for safe operations.

Assign tasks, goals, schedule routes, stitch maps, and program sensors, cameras & tools using the built-in route builder. The software also deploys maps wirelessly through the entire fleet of mobile robots.

Click here to download the Mobile Planner Software.

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Accessories

Localization & Position

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High Accuracy Positioning System

The Omron LD mobile robot excels at self-navigating throughout your facility. However, some applications require that the vehicle stops with a well-defined repeatability, especially when the vehicle payload needs to interface with conveyors, feeders or test equipment to offload or on load cargo. For these applications, the High Accuracy Positioning System (HAPS) option provides the capability to consistently move through a defined space with enhanced precision and/or precisely stop at predefined goal.

By leveraging magnetic tape affixed to the floor in front of a goal and a HAPS sensor underneath the vehicle, the LD mobile robot is able to smoothly transition onto the path defined by the tape. The robot can then sense markers placed along the path and align itself precisely at the defined stopping locations.

Unlike AGV’s which require magnetic tape to guide all of their motion, the LD mobile robot can enter and depart a magnetic tape path at any point. This unique capability enables the LD mobile robot vehicle to transition between natural feature navigation and magnetic tape guidance. The vehicle can also drive along the path accurately in both forward and reverse when configured with a dual sensor configuration. The High Accuracy Positioning System option opens up a whole new world of precision motion for the LD mobile robot product family.

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Dynamic Localization (Acuity)

Acuity is an additional method of “localization” for the AIV that identifies lights (or high contrast objects) in the roof and overlays the “light map” with the “floor map”. This option also allows the AIV to move easily across wide-open areas in large warehouses.

Operation

Enterprise Manager

When multiple LD mobile robots operate within an area, to achieve high levels of efficiency they require a management system capable of supervising the fleet and interfacing with the operational environment and its associated infrastructure. Enterprise Manager provides the critical role of managing activities for traffic control and job allocation by communicating with existing IT systems, interfacing with I/O on internal devices and equipment, and storing navigation parameters for the entire system.
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Interface

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LCD Display

The Omron LD mobile robot touchscreen is a 7 inch, high resolution display with wide viewing angle that can be added to any LD mobile robot. The touchscreen allows operators to interact locally with the vehicle offering a highly intuitive, simple display and vehicle control.

Product Features

  • Setting goals for the Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV)
  • Pausing and releasing the AIV
  • Payload diagnostics
  • AIV History
  • Job status
  • Dedicated customizable screen
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Call Button

This Omron LD mobile robot accessory can be used both as a Call Button and as a Door Box. As a Call Button the unit is placed by the operator at a location where the vehicle is needed. The operator simply presses the button to request an Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV). The box has a visual display of how far the AIV is from the call box. The operator can install multiple call boxes even in a facility with just one AIV.

Product Features

  • One push-button with LED to call or cancel and AIV request
  • Bright LEDs in a circle around the push-button to indicate the AIV distance from its goal (HERE, 5m, 10m, 20m, 40m, 80m, 150m, 300m)
  • Beeper to indicate that the AIV has arrived at the goal or request is canceled
  • Red error indicator LED indicating connectivity with the host and bridge
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Automatic Door Interface

When used as Door Box, this unit acts as an interface between an automated door (user supplied) and the mobile robot such that the mobile robot can communicate directly with the door. This allows AIVs to move around facilities completely autonomously. One box is required for each automatic door.

Call/Door Boxes can use RF Mesh, WiFi or hard-wired ethernet to communicate with the AIV either for a single AIV installation or with the Enterprise Manager fleet control.

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