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Change Manufacturing
Welcome to a brand new industrial revolution.
Manufacturing AP Aethon logo
Change Manufacturing
Welcome to a brand new industrial revolution.
It’s a revolution of ideas. Possibilities. And smarter automation. The TUG autonomous robot works 24/7 moving inventory, materials work-in-process and other goods directly to your workers and almost anywhere in the plant.

Safe and Reliable

With our background navigating in hospitals, you know you’re getting a proven and safe solution. An array of laser, ultrasonic and infrared sensors give TUG a full view of its surroundings. It’s so nimble it can avoid people and obstacles and even operate doors and elevators.

Strong and Flexible

With a variety of carts that can be attached to its universal base, TUG safely hauls up to 1,400 lbs. of almost anything. Best of all, with digital mapping and navigation, TUG requires no additional fixed infrastructure such as beacons, magnets or wire guides.

Real-time Requests

Integration to ERP/MES systems allows automatic dispatch and real-time material movement updates. TUG can respond to real-time requests from the production line through integration with PLC controllers.

True Automation

TUG automatically picks up and drops off carts, eliminating the labor that would otherwise be needed to load the robot. It also communicates with your IT system to automate the dispatching of the robot fleet and update the inventory system when materials are moved.

Future Proof

TUG is ready for whatever’s now and whatever’s next. Our software is continuously updated so TUG is always current with whatever’s current.
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Connecting existing “Islands of Automation” can reduce production costs by up to 75%

TUG integrates seamlessly into existing systems and can autonomously navigate around tight assembly lines and fast-moving workers. Plus it can adapt to the ever-changing footprint of a crowded facility.

Take a trip with TUG

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Choose the features you need and you’re on your way.
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