LexxPluss launches scalable, interoperable mobile conveying for US manufacturers at Automate 2024

LexxPluss products provide US manufacturers of all sizes with the opportunity for greater intralogistics automation, removing barriers to scaling up and integration with existing equipment.

Chicago, May 7th, 2024 - LexxPluss launched its portfolio of four automation solutions at this year's Automate trade show in Chicago (May 6-9), demonstrating the potential of its products to create more sustainable and efficient intralogistics operations for US manufacturers. At its stand - (Booth #3076) - at the Automate 2024 robotics and automation trade show, the Japanese intralogistics and mobile robotics company featured the Lexx500 autonomous mobile robot, the LexxTug towing interface, the LexxFleet management system and its IoT LexxHub, which facilitates the collective automation of existing systems with Lexx500 AMRs for enhanced safety and interoperability.

LexxPluss products provide US manufacturers of all sizes with the opportunity for greater intralogistics automation, removing barriers to scaling up and integration with existing equipment. Starting from as little as a single Lexx500 AMR and using existing carts with the LexxTug towing interface, companies can instantly tap into greater efficiencies and improve the working environment for their employees for maximized productivity.

End users and integrators attending Automate 2024 experienced firsthand how LexxPluss products work seamlessly together in both the manufacturing and logistics space. LexxPluss has undergone a significant rebranding as part of its commitment to the US and international markets, including officially renaming its product portfolio and unveiling a new look ahead of the expo:

LexxPluss solutions - safety, scalability, and interoperability

Adopting LexxPluss solutions allows manufacturers to realize the autonomy of next-generation manufacturing plants and logistics centers, providing the flexibility and interoperability needed in a dynamic modern manufacturing environment. Multiple sensors, including LiDAR sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and depth cameras, protect the safety of workers and objects being transported. The company's open architecture approach allows for seamless integration with existing systems, enhancing operational efficiency. AMRs can be managed together with most field devices and the status of the entire site can be monitored in real time on a tablet, making site management more efficient and providing peace of mind through site visualization.

Lexx500 next-generation automated transfer robots with multi-sensor safety features can be deployed from just a single unit and easily increased to a multi-AMR fleet, providing market-leading scalability. The Lexx500 requires no fixed equipment and can automatically transfer heavy loads/objects up to 300kg (660 lbs) with minor modifications, or 500kg (1100 lbs) as is with LexxTug attached.

The LexxTug towing interface allows manufacturers to use general-purpose carts such as cage carts and 6-wheel carts without modification to automatically transfer loads of up to 500kg (1100 lbs). It has an automatic detachment function to enable it to fit into existing operations without major changes.

The LexxFleet management system delivers task management, group control management of multiple units, and system integration. The fleet management system provides users with Lexx500 transport status management, map display, multiple task execution/reservation, RESTful API integration, and remote emergency stop function for the safe, efficient management of AMR fleets.

LexxHub is an IoT solution that enables collective automation of existing systems by allowing existing equipment to connect to the network and work with a fleet of Lexx500 AMRs, creating an autonomous worksite through equipment cooperation. Collaborative tasks such as calling an elevator, production equipment lines, or fire prevention functions such as shutters and alarms can be performed in time with AMRs to enhance productivity and safety.

LexxPluss COO, Rizo Itakura, says, "We are delighted to officially launch our portfolio of automated conveyance products and solutions in the US at Automate 2024. Our technology is generating lots of interest in North America because of our commitment to safety, sustainability, and open architecture, ensuring the effective interoperability of automated systems.

"We are confident we offer US manufacturers the flexibility and scalability to create operations of the future that will provide a safe workplace environment, reduce workload, and maximize productivity. Thank you to everyone who came to see us at our booth during Automate 2024 and please get in touch if you would like to learn more about how our technology can work for you."

Morgan Chang, LexxPluss US Business Development Manager, explains, "We are heavily investing in the US market and have established a US subsidiary, opened our US sales office in Indiana last year, and we are actively expanding our team in North America. As part of our major expansion into the US, LexxPluss has also created a dedicated demo space where manufacturing and intralogistics companies can see firsthand what our intralogistics technology can do. We are welcoming all interested parties to an Open House Event on May 16 at the demo space in the Indiana IoT Lab, in Fishers, Indiana.

"We are also interested in forming new partnerships in the region and our open architecture approach lends itself to developing collaborative, interoperable solutions. We see huge future potential for LexxPluss in the rapidly expanding US manufacturing market."


1. Additional Lexx500 features include: Turning radius of 380 mm; stopping accuracy of +-1 mm; 18 hours of continuous operation when not in tow; hybrid control of autonomous driving and high-precision trajectory driving; bumper contact sensor; and automatic charging function.
2. LexxPluss now offers the opportunity to witness the full capabilities of its automated conveyancing solutions and AMRs at its dedicated 30x30 ft US demonstration facility, located in the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers, Indiana, including the May 16 Open House event.

About LexxPluss

LexxPluss, Inc. headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, is at the forefront of autonomous industrial infrastructure evolution. Lexpluss aims to solve problems by creating sustainability through the use of automation and other technologies. As a first step, we will support the creation of new added value for industry by reducing the workload and improving the safety of essential workers onsite in the logistics and manufacturing industries. LexxPluss develops, manufactures, and sells robotics and automation products, including the Lexx500 AMR and the robot integration control system LexxFleet.

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