Air Technical Industries (ATI), Mentor, Ohio, developed MIRA, a new mobile, industrial, robotic crane.
The robotic knuckle boom boasts 9-axes of articulation, with an extended reach of 156 inches and height of 192 inches. Its functional capabilities entail mobility, steering, mast rotation, main-arm lift, knuckle reach, automatic end effector leveling, pitch, roll and gripper or other end effector function such as firehose nozzle or electromagnet, vacuum cup, expanding coil ram and more.
Optional attachments include round ram for lifting coils, scoop to pick up bulk items or lift platform, lifting forks or other custom attachments.
MIRA can handle loads in hard-to-reach areas, as well as can saw, drill and lift and position items for assembly. It can also be equipped with suction cups to handle large or delicate fuselage components on an assembly line.
MIRA is battery powered, and has joystick and push button-operated radio controls. It can be equipped with a search light and camera, so the operator can remotely see all the tasks at hand.
MIRA can also perform conventional tasks such as loading, unloading, stacking, reaching on high shelves or into enclosed containers and typical lifting and positioning of parts in 250-, 400- and 1,000-pound increments.
Air Technical Industries