OTTO Motors, the industrial division of Clearpath Robotics and a provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for production, signs a partnership agreement with Significans Automation Inc. to bring AMR material handling technology to the printing and packaging space in the Americas.
In response to the fast turnaround demands of e-commerce, print, custom packaging, and personalization, the pair looks to bring efficiency-enhancing robotics into the automated workflows of the printing and packaging industry.
With the partnership, Significans Automation, which specializes in delivering automation to this market segment, offers customers an end-to-end solution with OTTO Motors’ autonomous mobile robots for handling materials.
AMRs are advanced robots designed to transport raw and work-in-progress materials throughout a factory floor in pedestrian-heavy areas. According to the news release, “OTTO AMRs were found to be only 10% the cost of a full-time equivalent for manual cart movement and only 20% of the costs associated with a driver and forklift.”
The companies are working together to introduce offerings that are designed to meet specific business requirements.
“As the print and packaging industry moves towards automation, material handling remains one of the most challenging processes to automate. Implementing an intelligent, flexible, and scalable material-handling system with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can help solve this problem,” according to Rick Baker, CRO of OTTO Motors.
“Significans Automation has done incredible work to help innovate and automate graphics operations and workflows in preparation for a robotic future,” says John Stikes, director of strategic alliances at OTTO Motors. “As a trusted member of the OTTO Motors Partner Network, Significans Automation now offers AMR technology to help their customers tackle labor shortages, scale their businesses, and outperform the competition.”