Clearpath provides GE Healthcare repair centre with self-driving vehicles

A fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles will automate just-in-time parts delivery within Milwaukee facility.

April 21, 2016   by PLANT Staff

KITCHENER, Ont. — Clearpath Robotics has been selected to automate just-in-time parts delivery in a GE Healthcare repair facility being expanded near Milwaukee, Wis.

The Kitchener, Ont.-based autonomous vehicle developer will supply GE with its OTTO vehicles, which is designed for material transport in industrial facilities.

The GE Healthcare facility is a repair operations centre that repairs medical equipment, tests functionality, recycles retired equipment, manages warranty service programs, and ships parts to field services.

The fleet of OTTO vehicles will be used to load and deliver parts to work cells for repair. Once restored, OTTO will dispatch materials to shipping for return to customers.

Clearpath says OTTO allows customers to improve throughput, reduce costs, and to stay flexible with the changing needs of their material flow process.

The vehicle is equipped with infrastructure free navigation, obstacle avoidance, human-safe collaboration, and a payload capacity of 3000 lbs.

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