The flexible, safe and easy-to-deploy AutoGuide Max-N tuggers meet EU directives and standards to transport up to 6800 kilograms of materials through manufacturing and warehouse facilities
MUNICH Germany—May 26, 2020—AutoGuide Mobile Robots, which provides high-payload autonomous mobile robots (AMR) systems for transporting material through manufacturing and warehouse facilities, today announced that its Max-N tuggers are now available in Europe after achieving CE mark approval. CE marking indicates that the Max-N10 and Max-N15 AMR tuggers—capable of pulling more than 4500 kg and 6800 kg of materials, respectively—now adhere to the European Union’s directives and standards for health, safety and environmental protection. AutoGuide’s Max-NPS pallet stacker achieved CE marking in April.
”With our autonomous Max-N15 and Max-N10 tuggers, manufacturers and warehouse managers throughout Europe can gain the same advantages as companies in North America, safely and easily moving heavy pallets of products wherever needed while letting human workers focus on more valuable tasks,” said Jan Nicolay, AutoGuide’s European sales director. “Now that both the Max-N tuggers and our pallet stacker attachment are CE marked, companies in Europe can transform our configurable robots from tuggers to pallet stackers—and back again—to accommodate ever-changing work environment and needs.”
AutoGuide created the configurable AMR systems by combining and redesigning traditional material handling systems into a common base with modular attachments that offer the most economical capital efficiencies for customers. The attachments connect to the company’s common high-payload AMR platforms that are easy to deploy and program, and designed to improve safety, reduce costs and increase efficiency for a wide range of manufacturing, warehouse and e-commerce material handling operations. The robots are guided by the AutoGuide SurePath fleet-management software, which provides an easy means to specify routes, coordinate autonomous lifting and transport of pallets and manage AMR traffic to optimize customers’ material transport.
“With our entire Max-N family of high-payload autonomous mobile robots now CE marked, European companies can confidently and cost-effectively apply our tugger and pallet stacker modular attachments across facilities region-wide,” said Rob Sullivan, president and CEO, AutoGuide. “Being able to quickly deploy these autonomous material handling systems enables manufacturers and warehouse managers to get their products where they need them to be, which is especially critical in today’s rapidly changing circumstances.”
AutoGuide Builds to the EU’s Directives and Standards
To produce the required EC Declaration of Conformity, AutoGuide ensured it designed and manufactured the Max-N10 and Max-N15 robots to conform to the essential requirements of the directives and standards as outlined below:
About AutoGuide Mobile Robots
AutoGuide Mobile Robots designs, develops and manufactures high-payload industrial autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for assembly, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations across multiple industries. AutoGuide’s Max-N10 and N15 modular AMR platforms are the industry’s most reliable and affordable natural feature guidance platforms with a growing number of application-specific configurations available, including tuggers, conveyor decks, car movers and pallet stackers. AutoGuide has a mobile robot R&D center located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and a manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. The company was acquired by Teradyne in November 2019. For more information, please visit AGMobileRobots.com