- 產品尺寸：117cm*57cm*123cm 重量：75-160kg
How it Works
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Flexible Exchange Platform:
The TUG Robot has two basic types of configurations: fixed, secure carts and an exchange base platform to carry a multitude of racks, carts or bins. The fixed carts are available in drawer and door configurations and are accessed using a personal pin code and biometric authentication. These are used to deliver medications, laboratory specimens or other sensitive materials. The exchange platform allows the transportation of materials loaded on a wide variety of racks. The racks are placed on the base and this base raises to lift the rack or shelf off the ground. This allows one TUG to deliver many types of racks or carts making the TUG a highly flexible and highly utilized resource.
The Aethon TUG is a smart autonomous mobile robot: it doesn’t need any beacons, staging depots or specific infrastructure to be added to the facility. It uses its built in map and array of on-board sensors to navigate. This is a real advantage of the TUG and sets it apart from AGV systems. Other AGV systems can require dedicated hallways, large docking areas and navigation hardware to be installed through the facility. The TUG is easy and cost effective to install in existing hospitals as well as new construction.
The TUG uses smart autonomous navigation. A map of your hospital facility is created by our implementation team using a highly accurate laser floor dimensioning tool. The facility layout is then programmed with routes including use of elevators, auto-opening doors, delivery points and charging stations. The programmed map is loaded into the TUG’s memory. The TUG uses the on-board map for guidance and calculates its location in real time through an Aethon-patented odometry algorithm. It uses its on-board sensors to adjust to the dynamic and changing hallways in real time to safely navigate around people and obstacles while always staying on track with its built-in map.
The TUG utilizes your existing WiFi system (or 900mhz if preferred) to communicate with elevators, automatic doors and fire alarms. It also uses the WiFi system to provide constant contact with our cloud command center which monitors the TUG 24/7.
The TUG is sent or requested using a touch screen interface. As part of the mapping process, our implementation team programs the various delivery points through the hospital. By touching one or more of the programmed delivery location buttons on the screen, the TUG will travel on your command and determine the optimal route to minimize travel time.
In applications where secure access is important, like medication or specimen delivery, the TUG has a built in PIN pad and biometric fingerprint reader. This ensures only authorized personnel access to the contents of a specific drawer or the door cabinet.
The TUG is self-charging. Upon completing a run it returns to the charging dock for a sip of energy while it is loaded for the next job. This “opportunistic charging” allows the TUG to run 10 hours or more at a time.
The TUG can pull up to 1000 lbs (453 kg)
Hospitals / Industries
FAQ - Carry Robot (TUG T2.5 / T3)
- What is the dimension on the robot?
The physical dimensions of robot are Length: 117 cm, Width: 57 cm, Height: 123 cm.
- What is the total weight of robot?
The total weight of robot without external peripherals is T2.5 - 75 kg and T3 - 160 kg.
- How long can a robot operate without requiring a recharge?
The Robot can operate in 8-10 hours with a fully charged battery.
- How much can the robot carry?
The Robot can carry 520 kg including including the weight of the wagon.
- How long does it take for the robot for a full charge?
It takes around 3-3,5 hours for a fully charge robot.
- How long does a robot take to reach a destination?
Reaching a destination depends upon various factors. The central system is responsible to make an optimal estimate of robot resources and tries to set destination for a robot that can be reached in the minimum possible time. Hurdles where the robot have to wait or slow down will also affect the time.
- How can I force shut-down a robot?
Robot can be forced shut-down by hitting a Red Emergency Stop Button on the top of its body. By pressing the Red Button, the robot stops moving.
- What happens if there is an hurdle in the track of the robot?
The robots system is made to navigate round hurdles. If there is not space enough to go around, the robot will wait until the hurdle is removed.
- What happens if the network is down?
Every robot is connected to the central server system through the network. Central server system is responsible to control various activities of robots (moving, setting a target, cancelling current activity etc). If the network is down, then the server system is unable to track the robot. The robot stops by itself if the network is down to ensure safety.
- How can I track the status of my robot?
The status of robot can be checked through the Control system for the robots.
- What should I do if the robot breaks down?
In case a robot breaks down, an authorized operator should help to recover a robot. There are a full time support team that can be contacted and i most of the cases get the robot running again. Depending on the nature of a break down, it might be a case for deep technical investigation. Please contact Blue Ocean Robotics in such a case.
- Which devices can the robot be operated from?
It is possible to use all platform devices as long there is a wifi connection.
- What happens if the robot gets trapped in an area?
If a robot gets trapped in an area while doing its job, the operator is notified about the issue on the interface. Robot might require human assistance in order to recover from such a situation.
- How fast does the robot drive?
The maximum driving speed of a robot is 0.8 m/s which is equal to 2.8 km/h. Robot regulates its speed depending on its surroundings.
- What objects can the robot see?
Robot sees object of 5cm and above and avoids them. Rest is passed over.
- What is the lifetime of the robot?
There is no direct lifetime limit of the robot. Some spare parts does have a life time like batteries and wheels which is around 2-3 years depending on the environment and how much the robot is used. Spare parts are included in the annual maintenance.
- What is the required space for the robot?
Depending on the robot there is a need for bigger space for the T2.5. The T3 have omnidirectional wheels, which makes it able to drive in every direction with very limited space.
- Can the robot have a track where there is an Elevator or more on the track?
Yes. There is a need for installing an elevator control system so the robot can connect to the elevator.
- Can the robot have a track with doors that needs to been closed in general?
Yes. There will be installed a door interface that makes it possible for the robot to open the door when it is needed. The needs to be a automatic door opening on the door before the door interface can be installed.
- How many robots can drive at the same time.
There is no limit of how many robots you want to use. There is a need for fleet management system if more than one robot should make the same delivery or the robot should use more than one elevator.
- What kind of work can the robot do?
The robot itself is an automated guided vehicle (AGV), which mean that the robot can transport equipment to different destinations. It is possible to develop a external device on top of the robot for getting a specific job done.
- Can the robot on and off loaded the wagons by it self?
Yes, the T3 have automatic on- and off loading. The T2.5 needs humans to push the wagon on to the robot. Both models can only carry wagons that have the TUG retro kit (base for the wagon).