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Mobile Robotics — Can Automation Save Money

Mobile Robotics: Can Automation Save Manufacturers Money?

Hans Dittmar
Apr 3, 2020

Uncertain global economics and the ongoing labor shortage are shaping manufacturers’ business strategies regarding everything from supplier relationships to shop floor optimization.

It’s no surprise, then, that robotics are becoming a larger part of the manufacturing landscape. Autonomous mobile robot (AMR) companies are competing for OEM business, often attempting to be the first to provide a solution that answers: “How does automation save a manufacturer money?”

The truth is that many of the AMR solutions offered are over-engineered and expensive, usurping a good portion of the savings OEMs may realize as the result of adding robotics to their operations. This is particularly true when AMR is implemented to accomplish less-complex tasks –  like advancing a multi-stage equipment assembly from one station to the next – in order to free up employee resources.

Overly complicated AMR may be impressive, but it’s not always necessary. MūL Technologies proves the point with MARC, the no-frills mobile autonomous robotic cart that simply gets the job done.

The Advantages of MARC

MARC from MūL Technologies is designed to favor function over flash. Having the simplified yet powerful industrial utility cart performing everyday essential tasks frees employees to focus on higher-level functions. Plus, MARC is so easy to operate and maintain there’s no wasted work time or elaborate training required:

  • Wi-Fi-Free Mode™ eliminates the need for infrastructure changes, including adding Wi-Fi access.
  • Full set-up and use in under 5 minutes.
  • EZ-Go Navigation™ panel sends MARC between pre-programmed stations with the push of a single button.
  • Intuitive control activates MARC by simply moving the cart to a point and holding a button down for 5 seconds.
  • Laser-guided navigation is combined with proximity sensors, making MARC safe.
  • Bright, color-coded LED lights enhance visibility.
  • Long-life battery is easy to remove or swap — anyone can replace it quickly.

At around one-fifth the cost of similar carts and outfitted for maximum productivity without costly bells and whistles, MARC may sound a bit too good to be true. But, seeing is believing!

Affordable, functional, and ready to go. Isn’t it time you meet MARC? Contact the MūL Technologies team to learn more and get MARC rolling on your shop floor!

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