Melbourne-based automation system builder Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE) has partnered with OTTO Motors to bring the OTTO range of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the Australian market.

OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics, develops market-leading AMRs that enhance the logistical operations of facilities in order to re-allocate valuable manpower to more specialised tasks. These mobile robot platforms are designed to withstand the day-to-day rigors of industrial environments while maintaining the safety of the human operators around them. OTTO AMRs are being used by Fortune 500 manufacturing companies to deliver cost reductions and operational efficiencies.

ADDE has extensive experience developing automation solutions for the Australian industry with robotics and custom engineered solutions.

“We see enormous opportunity to improve efficiency and safety in manufacturing and distribution operations with autonomous vehicles,” said Barry Hendy, ADDE Managing Director. “Like traditional robots, AMRs require a complete solution design and tight integration with existing equipment, workflows and data systems. The OTTO range of vehicles and the supervising Fleet Manager system give us a powerful capability to offer turnkey solutions to our clients.”

John Stikes, Director – Strategic Alliances at OTTO Motors, added: “As we have deployed our systems around the world we have always looked to partner with experienced local integrators to ensure every deployment can be seamlessly and fully integrated into the client’s facility. We are excited to now be able to offer our vehicles to the Australian market through ADDE.”

The OTTO motors range spans from the 100kg-capacity, small-footprint OTTO 100, to the heavy-duty 1,500kg-capable, pallet-sized OTTO 1500. For multi-vehicle application the OTTO Fleet Manager provides the integration, overview control, traffic flow and vehicle management to allocate missions to appropriate vehicles.