Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s)
About Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV's)
MWES has been integrating Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) into production lines, automated assembly systems and material handling applications for over 30 years. Backed by over 40 in-house Application and Systems Engineers, MWES has a history of successfully integrating advanced automation technologies into a variety of industries and processes, at a scale where the need to robotically move and position workpieces becomes a necessity for efficiency.
AGVs are computer-controlled and wheel-based load carriers that are used to transport materials along the floor of a facility without the need for an operator. Their movement is powered by an internal battery or external electric motors. Computer software is programmed to drive to specific points using sensor-based guidance systems. AGVs provide safe movement of loads and materials as they move on a path at a precisely controlled speed.
AGV system applications are used to transport raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods, for manufacturing production lines and warehousing distribution applications. They are most commonly seen in the automotive, food, manufacturing, paper, and plastic industry, but we are seeing more and more demand outside of these areas, as robotic automation makes inroads into other industries.
Benefits to using Automatic Guided Vehicles
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