Autonomous indoor vehicle requires no facility modifications

Adept Lynx Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV) is a new category of material handling automation, requiring no facility changes, saving up to 15% in deployment, the company said at the Automate and ProMat tradeshows.

01/30/2013


Adept Lynx Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV) is a new category of material handling automation, requiring no facility changes, saving up to 15% in deployment, the company said at the Automate and ProMat tradeshows. Courtesy: Adept Technology Inc.Adept Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions, announced the launch of the Adept Lynx. Lynx is a self-navigating Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV) designed for moving material from point to point in challenging environments that may include confined passageways as well as dynamic and peopled locations. Given the vehicle's intuitive user interface, the system can be customized for various applications and payloads by integrators, distributors, and users alike. Lynx was announced and shown at the Automate 2013 show and at the adjoining ProMat show held Jan. 21-24 in Chicago.

"Unlike traditional autonomously guided vehicles (AGVs), Lynx requires no facility modifications, such as floor magnets or navigational beacons, saving users up to 15% in deployment costs," said Rush LaSelle, vice president and general manager of mobile robots for Adept Technology. "Additionally, the vehicle includes Adept's proprietary software and controls, allowing it to intelligently navigate around people and unplanned obstacles, that stop AGVs short."

Manufacturing, warehousing, clean technologies, and healthcare are but a few industries already realizing attractive returns on invested capital through the use of mobile robots from Adept. The Lynx AIV supports payloads up to 60kg, utilizes a digital map for localization, and manages power and self-charging operations.

Also at the Automate show, John Dulchinos, Adept's CEO and president, hosted an Expert Huddle discussion on Using Flexible Automation to Achieve Reshoring.

Adept provides intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality, and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. The company offers motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology, and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities. Markets include packaging, medical, electronics, logistics, and traditional industrial markets, including automotive components.

www.adept.com 

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, mhoske(at)cfemedia.com.



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