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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Locus Robotics reaches picking milestone of 250 million units for global retail, industrial, healthcare and 3PL customers

Locus Robotics reaches picking milestone of 250 million units for global retail, industrial, healthcare and 3PL customers

Locus Robotics, the autonomous mobile robots (AMR) provider for fulfilment warehouses, passed the quarter-billion (250,000,000) units picked volume level heading into the 2020 holiday peak season.

Made for safer machinery and AGVs - Discover the innovative capabilities of the Laser Sentinel Enhanced from Datalogic

Made for safer machinery and AGVs - Discover the innovative capabilities of the Laser Sentinel Enhanced from Datalogic

Datalogic has completed the LASER SENTINEL family with the introduction of new ENHANCED models. The new Laser Sentinel Enhanced is a single solution for the safety of both machinery and automated vehicles.

Bold solutions for efficient Intralogistics

Bold solutions for efficient Intralogistics

LogiMAT 2020, say the organisers, is already setting new records, filling the entire convention center and drawing more exhibitors than ever before, well before it opens its gates on March 10. Innovations from all areas of intralogistics, many not yet exhibited anywhere else in the world, are sure to inspire and enlighten visitors.

SICK’s NAV-LOC Localisation Sets AGVs Free from Reflectors

SICK’s NAV-LOC Localisation Sets AGVs Free from Reflectors

SICK has set Automated Guided Vehicles free from the need for reflectors or other physical markers with the all-in-one NAV-LOC localisation solution, enabling them to navigate more reliably and efficiently around shop floor and warehouse environments.

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.

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