Take Survey to Help Provide Insight into the Benefits of Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems
MHI industry group, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) is working with the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) to develop a white paper showing the benefits of AGVS. To help gather data, AGVS has provided a quick survey for manufacturers and distributors. Take the survey to help provide insight into the benefits of Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems.
Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of automatic guided vehicle systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
An AGVS consists of one or more computer controlled wheel based load carriers (normally battery powered) that runs on the plant floor (or if outdoors on a paved area) without the need for an onboard operator or driver. AGVs have defined paths or areas within which or over which they can navigate. Navigation is achieved by any one of several means, including following a path defined by buried inductive wires, surface mounted magnetic or optical strips; or alternatively by way of inertial or laser guidance.
AGVS provide automated material movement for a variety of industries including the: automotive, chemicals/plastics, hospital, newspaper, commercial print, paper, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, warehouse and distribution center, and manufacturing industries. AGVS can reduce labor and material costs while improving safety and reducing product and equipment damage.