How Does an AGV Navigate Safely?

May 4, 2021

Contributed by RedViking Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) represent the next step in the evolution of the assembly line. AGVs are set to transform manufacturing in the near future. As the name suggests, the operations of AGVs are completely automated― no human guides the vehicle. It is natural to doubt whether AGVs can cause accidents like…


Toyota Material Handling Introduces New Automated Solutions

April 13, 2021

Toyota Material Handling (TMH), North America’s largest full-line material handling and forklift solutions provider, is leveraging trusted automation technology to offer customers a solution designed to simplify and optimize repetitive operational tasks. The Mouse and Mole Automated Guided Carts (AGCs) are intelligently engineered to deliver repeatable and dependable results that reduce downtime and maximize productivity. Ideal for assembly lines,…


Increasing Productivity and Safety with Autonomous Line-Side Tuggers

February 9, 2021

How one top-tier U.S. automotive manufacturer transformed its material transport systems and processes in a few short months By Rob Sullivan, Contributor In 2018, with automotive margins continuing to tighten, skilled operators proving difficult to find and injuries on the rise, a major U.S. automotive manufacturer decided it needed to move away from forklifts. They were looking…


Blickle Releases Comprehensive Wheel and Caster Catalog

October 21, 2020

Blickle, the world leader in the design and manufacture of wheels and casters for a wide range of industries and applications, has released the 16th edition of its full line catalog. At 635 pages, this full-color, hardcover book contains detailed product information and specifications on over 30,000 wheels, casters and accessories. Several new product additions…


Siemens Introduces Its New Simatic Micro-Drive

September 8, 2020

Siemens is extending its drive portfolio in the safety extra-low-voltage range for 24-48V EC motors by introducing a new servo drive system named Simatic Micro-Drive. The new system with UL and CE marked components consists of the PDC (Profidrive Control) servo drive in conjunction with a flexible range of motors and connecting cables from product…


Seegrid Accomplishes 3 Million Autonomous Miles Driven Without a Single Personnel Safety Incident While Supporting Essential Businesses Through COVID-19 Challenges

May 6, 2020

Seegrid announced that its vision guided vehicles (VGVs) reached 3 million autonomous production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. Seegrid’s VGVs reportedly log more autonomous miles at customer sites than any other infrastructure-free automated guided vehicle (AGV) company in the world. This achievement comes only 36 weeks after reaching two million…


Creform Low Profile Bi-directional AGV with Kitting Cart

April 23, 2020

Creform has introduced the model CA-B50100-BST NSI AGV with kitting cart that present a product kit for a specific assignment or multiple kits for small batch production and manufacturing efficiency. The model is bi-directional and provides great flexibility for movement along its guidepath as it can travel in both directions and when necessary, rotate in…


AutoGuide Launches Highest Payload Autonomous Mobile Robot Tugger

April 13, 2020

AutoGuide Mobile Robots launched the Max-N15, the highest payload modular autonomous mobile robot (AMR) tugger capable of transporting up to 15,000 lbs. Built on AutoGuide’s patent-pending modular design, the Max-N15 provides a common base that can be adapted for multiple manufacturing and warehouse material handling tasks with modular attachments to create lift trucks, tuggers or high bay pallet lift…


Mobile Robots, AGVs and You: Sorting Through Options & Moving to Adoption

January 14, 2020

Tom O’Donnell, Contributor Warehouse robotics are past the awareness stage. From mobile robots to robotic piece-picking systems, these increasingly capable robotic solutions have become regular fixtures at warehousing and automation events, and in trade and business publications across the globe. Instead of building an understanding of robotic capabilities and theoretical value, distribution center managers are…


Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) System Technology

April 12, 2019

Garry A. Koff, President, Savant Automation, Inc. AGV systems are a proven solution for lowering labor costs, reducing damage, improving safety and control of material movement in a facility. But, these benefits are critically dependent on the quality of a buyer’s evaluation of factors which are clearly visible, yet dangerously hidden. Most buyers choose an…