What is an AGV?

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What is an AGV?

If a central control system controls one or more AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles), one speaks of a AGS (Automated Guided System). The AGVs consist essentially of one or more driverless transport vehicles, a guidance control system, equipment for location determination, position detection and data transmission, as well as an infrastructure and peripheral equipment. A driverless transport vehicle is also subject to the scope of the Machinery Directive in the European Economic Area.

Source: Wikipedia

 

AGV and AGVS

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a floor-bound conveyor with its own traction drive. It is automatically controlled and guided without contact. Driverless transport vehicles are used for material transport - for pulling or carrying conveyed material, with active or passive load handling devices.

 

Automated guided systems (AGS) are in-plant, floor-based conveyor systems with automatically controlled vehicles. Their primary task is to transport materials, but not people. They are used both inside and outside buildings.

Benefits

The use of automated guided vehicles ensures economic efficiency and safeguarding of deadline accuracy. It also creates more transparency in the flow of materials and in optimising the order of your business. With an AGV, the risk of transport damage as well as the failure rates are minimised, thus optimising safety in production and the company. Transport robotics allows you to efficiently shorten response times to changing order situations and helps create more humane workplaces.

Automated logistics thus increases your efficiency and profitability!

Where can automated guided vehicles and transport robotics be usefully employed?

Our AGVs perform a wide variety of tasks in almost all industries. Automotive, food and beverages, printing and paper, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, plastics and packaging are just a few of the areas in which our vehicles, which have now been delivered more than 10,000 times, are used in over 1,000 plants worldwide.