Intelligent and safe robots for dynamic environments 04 July 2024

Global energy tech solutions and material handling equipment company, Pramac, has teamed up with Swiss autonomous navigation company, BlueBotics, for its first range of mobile robot solutions – X-ACT – designed to operate in dynamic environments such as warehouses and factories.

At present three robot models are available – HYBRIX, APTIX, and AMRIX, all driven by ANT navigation and managed by BlueBotics’ ANT server fleet management software. The robots are all sold under Pramac’s new business unit, Lifter Mobile Robotics.

“Designed in compliance with ISO standards, X-ACT robots are designed to evolve a business’ logistics processes to the next level – there is a solution for virtually every use – with flexible solutions, perfect for upgrading traditional and advanced logistics. Thanks to our collaboration with BlueBotics, the X-ACT range integrates perfectly in a warehouse without the need for additional infrastructure, granting maximum safety. All of its technologies are quick and easy to use and grant a quick return on investment, plus X-ACT systems can be easily configured, updated and monitored using our Cloud solution,” explains Federico Piersimoni, business group director of Pramac’s material handling division.

The first model available is HYBRIX – X-ACT’s collaborative mobile robot pallet truck. It features autonomous movement and unloading, with pallets loaded onto the robot manually. The HYBRIX is easy to deploy, programme, and use, thanks to its fully integrated ANT navigation software. HYBRIX is the easiest solution with which to upgrade a company’s existing logistic processes as it can be quickly integrated into every existing workflow without the need of additional infrastructure.

APTIX, by contrast, is X-ACT‘s fully autonomous pallet truck robot model. This stacker solution is designed to move goods in warehouses automatically, from picking to drop off, with precision and efficiency. Finally, AMRIX is X-ACT’s fully autonomous platform robot. This omnidirectional unit load solution is designed to transport boxes, crates, pallets and general goods throughout a warehouse. 

“These X-ACT robots are a worthy addition to Pramac’s portfolio of material handling equipment. These solutions are perfectly designed to help companies kick start their logistics automation programmes easily and in a way that makes sense for their operation,” concludes Dr Nicola Tomatis, CEO at BlueBotics.  

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