ForwardX introduces new 1500 kg slim profile AMR

Global warehouse solutions provider ForwardX Robotics is introducing its latest innovation, the Max 1500-L Slim. This new AMR is designed for both warehouse logistics and manufacturing environments. The Max 1500-L Slim offers an impressive payload capacity of 1500 kg (3,306 pounds) and stands at just 245mm (9.6 inches) tall. This unique combination of low profile and payload capacity allows for easy navigation and maneuverability in even the most confined spaces.

One of the Max 1500-L Slim’s standout features is its vision-based obstacle detection and avoidance system, which covers a full 360 degrees. This perception system enables the AMR to navigate complex environments, adapt to changing environments and avoid potential obstacles. Its self-driving capabilities ensure safe and efficient operations, even in high-traffic areas, without the need for human intervention.

The Max 1500-L Slim excels at precision docking and lifting in addition to its exceptional navigation capabilities. It can accurately align with workstations and seamlessly dock with conveyor belts thanks to advanced computer vision technology, eliminating the need for manual adjustments. The AMR improves workflow efficiency and reduces downtime by reducing time spent on docking operations.

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Max 1500-L Slim’s design allows for safe and dependable material handling, lowering the risk of accidents and damage to goods. Its versatility goes beyond simple point-to-point material movement, allowing it to perform tasks like each and case picking, cross-docking operations, and managing material handling across multiple production lines with ease.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Max 1500-L Slim to the market,” said Nicholas Chee, founder and CEO of ForwardX Robotics. “We firmly believe that this revolutionary AMR can significantly improve the operational capabilities of our customers, enabling them to achieve higher levels of productivity, safety, and efficiency.”

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The ForwardX MAX 1500-L Slim mobile robot features a 1500 kg payload and a short profile of only 245 mm (9.6 inches). | Credit: ForwardX

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at