Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) & Laser guided Vehicles (LGV)

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a robot or driverless forklift truck designed, built and configured to increase efficiency and reduce costs by helping to automate the movement of goods in a manufacturing facility or warehouse. There are a number of different sizes and types of automatic guided vehicles depending on the application and use. The automated guided vehicle can either be programmed to follow markers or wires in the floor of a warehouse or manufacturing plant or they can work through the use of vision or lasers. They are used to perform a repetitive sequence of operations however their role can be changed at any time to perform any type of towing or carrying tasks. This is particularly useful when the role changes or the re-configuration of a manufacturing plant or warehouse takes place.

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How mobile robots will transform material handling and logistics industries

How mobile robots will transform material handling and logistics industries

By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx.

Mobile robotics in material handling and logistics will become a $75bn market by 2027. It will then more than double by 2038.

Swisslog proposes Rudolf Weber as member of the Board

Swisslog proposes Rudolf Weber as member of the Board

Swisslog has nominated top manager Rudolf Weber for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 18 April 2012.

There has never been a better time to buy Automated Guided Vehicles

At a time when spiraling business and manufacturing costs mean smarter, leaner solutions are required to make businesses more competitive, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are more cost effective than ever.

Volvo increased productivity with NDC 8 AGVs

Volvo increased productivity with NDC 8 AGVs

Volvo Car Corporation has increased productivity at its body-in-white plant in Olofstrm,Sweden, thanks to a fleet of AGVs operating under the Kollmorgen NDC8 control platform.

Egemin opens Chinese offices

Egemin Automation has announced the establishment of two offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong to further support expansion into the Southeast Asian market.

Success on record at media packaging company

Success on record at media packaging company

Egemin creative technology was used within their warehouse, using four battery powered Egvs to handle the storage of 7,000 pallets of finished goods, which is managed by Egemins Ewms warehouse management software.

Case study: Carlsberg

Case study: Carlsberg

In 2008 Elettric 80 commissioned the automation system, consisting of the previous two LGVs, and 22 new LGVs out of which 10, thanks to collapsible forks, can adapt to carrying either one or two pallets, depending on the character of the mission.

NORD Smart Solutions:Tailor-made drive solutions with extra service

NORD Smart Solutions:Tailor-made drive solutions with extra service

Drive manufacturer NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers individual "Smart Solutions" for drive applications across all areas of industry.

Dematic introduces Voice+ Laser Trucks for optimised case picking

Automated logistics systems provider, Dematic Northern Europe, has introduced Voice+ Laser Trucks at the Logistics Link show in Doncaster, UK, with a fully operational demonstration of this case picking solution.

Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated Guided Vehicles

Cost Effective Materials Handling On-Time, Every-Time.