Pull Buddy 1
Pull Buddy Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) was uniquely designed by a highly skilled team of engineers who have installed thousands of automated systems. The team usedits many decades of experience to create one of the most robust and cost-effective AMRs on the market. Pull Buddy moves loads up to 2,000 pounds at 200 feet per minute (FPM). The vehicle uses magnetic tape and sophisticatedopen source software and controls to reliably guide the vehicle in warehouses, plants and distribution facilities. AMRs and Automatic Guided Vehicles provide superiorflexibility over conveyors and other equipment becausetheir paths can be easily changed. Also, they are scalable allowing production to quickly and easily increase by simply adding additional vehicles without costly changes to infrastructure.
Pull Buddy is less than 11 inches in height, which allows it to tunnel under nearly any customized carrier. An automatic pin pops up to engage and deliver a carrier to its destination. The vehicle then lowers the pin to move onto to its next mission. The Pully Buddy can run 24/7 via an opportunity charging system, which allows the vehicle’s battery to quickly and conveniently charge several times during a shift at stations strategically set up along its path.
Pull Buddy AMR has a limitless number of digital interfaces to accommodate other technologies, including scissor lifts, conveyors and pick-and-go buttons. The modular vehicle can be used in nearly any application from assembly to warehouse delivery to cleaning operations. For example, RGGI is also developing a Pull Buddy that uses 245 nm Ultraviolet-C (UVC) lights to disinfect facilities and eliminate certain pathogens.