KITCHENER, Ont.—Autonomous vehicle maker Clearpath Robotics has won a contract to automate just-in-time parts delivery in a GE Healthcare repair facility being expanded near Milwaukee, Wis.
GE’s Repair Operations Center (ROC) repairs medical equipment; tests functionality; recycles retired equipment; manages warranty service programs; and ships qualified parts to field services at locations in the U.S. and globally.
The fleet of Clearpath’s OTTO self-driving vehicles will be used to load and deliver parts to work cells for repair, then dispatch finished materials for shipping to customers.
“The OTTO fleet will optimize GE Healthcare’s just-in-time manufacturing process to help enable repair cells operate at full capacity,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer at Kitchener, Ont.-based Clearpath.
OTTO performs infrastructure-free navigation, obstacle avoidance, human-safe collaboration, and has a payload capacity of 3000 lbs.