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Søren Nielsen steps down as president of MiR


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Søren E. Nielsen stepped down as president of Cellular Industrial Robots (MiR), a subsidiary of Teradyne, and is leaving the corporate. Nielsen stepped into the position in August 2020, taking up the position from Thomas Visti Jensen. Nielsen was beforehand MiR’s chief expertise officer since January 2018.

In October, Teradyne introduced MiR merged with the autonomous cellular robotic (AMR) firm and Teradyne subsidiary AutoGuide to turn into a single provider of AMRs. On the finish of September 2022, the built-in firm formally grew to become often known as Cellular Industrial Robots. 

The merged firm is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, the place MiR has managed its world operations since its launch in 2013. 

Previous to the merger, MiR provided a variety of AMRs able to carrying payloads and pallets as much as 3,000 lb. (1350 kg). By combining with AutoGuide, the portfolio will increase to incorporate high-payload AMR tuggers and forklifts that may function on the MiRFleet software program.

Earlier than his work at MiR, Nielsen spent 5 years because the R&D director at Danfoss, an organization that engineers merchandise to extend machine productiveness, cut back emissions, decrease vitality consumption and allow electrification in a wide range of industries. Nielsen additionally labored at Siemens Circulate Devices for over 12 years as a undertaking supervisor after which a expertise supervisor.

Teradyne president Greg Smith stated Søren has had an immense influence on MiR’s success.

“Søren was CTO when Teradyne acquired MiR, throughout which era he led the product technique that offered breakthrough ease of implementation for a broad vary of consumers. When he took over because the president of MiR in 2020, we had deployed about 2,500 AMRs worldwide. Exiting 2022, that put in base has grown to greater than 7,000 robots. He additionally led the growth of the MiR product line, from a single 100kg payload robotic to a household of robots with payloads from 100kg as much as 1,350kg.

“As we deliberate our AMR technique, we noticed a possibility to raised serve our core market by combining the MiR and AutoGuide product strains beneath the management of our subsequent era of MiR management software program. After shepherding MiR by means of the vital startup part, Søren determined that it was the correct time for a management transition for the ‘post-startup’ part we’re coming into, and we want Søren the perfect along with his subsequent enterprise.”

Editor’s Word: This text was up to date with the quote from Teradyne president Greg Smith.

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