The AGVS or automated guided vehicles are a technology that provides the ability to perform individual movements of various types of products that are not suitable to handle with conveyors due to their morphology or by the type of movement. Frequently, although not always, they handled heavy loads, in repetitive trajectories
This technology was developed a few decades ago and progressed slowly; however, in recent years it has taken a new momentum thanks to the advances in software and electronics that have given them more versatility and reliability. For example, the traditional floor magnetic guides limited to fixed trajectories are now easily changeable and the guides are no longer required. As a consequence, the applications are growing; they are even replacing conventional forklifts for handling pallets, since the AGVS (Automated Guide Vehicle System) perform the same functions, but without operator.
The AGVS or automated guided vehicles can be used in almost all the fields of the industry where the conditions are proper to avoid conveyors; for example, supplying specific products to process machines or receiving and delivering pallets to an automatic warehouse. Their great advantage, in this case, is that they are not a fixed obstacle, besides that you can change your trajectory as required. There are already applications of artificial intelligence which allow you to “think” and decide your own trajectories regardless of the changing obstacles because the AGVS process such changes.
They are often also being used in assembly lines and in distribution due to their versatility; for example, certain automotive companies use them as a basic element to assemble their parts and/or units-in-process in different stations until these are finished and they are transferred by the same AGVS to the finished product warehouse.
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