Podcast: MAG – How To Get Started with Mobile Automation

MHI Industry Leadership

In this episode, MAG (Mobile Automation Group) Members Noe van Bergen, Director of Automated Solutions with Linde Material Handling a division of KION North America and Brian Markison, Senior Director of AGV Sales with Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas discuss the topic “How to Get Started with Mobile Automation”. Automation as it currently stands, can be experienced as a big jungle of uncertainty. Jungle 4.0. This conversation guides us through the hurdles customers face to convert their mobile automation vision and how each hurdle can be overcome.  Listen to conversation to learn from their combined 40 years of experience.


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Mobile AutomationMobile Automation Group (MAG) 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.

Both Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are computer-controlled wheel-based load carriers (normally battery powered) that run on a plant or warehouse floor (or, if outdoors, on a paved surface). The main difference between AGVs and AMRs is how the path they follow is determined.

  • Most AGVs follow predefined paths, although there may be areas of the plant or warehouse where they have more freedom.
  • AMRs can determine their own path, although they will attempt to follow suggested paths if they exist.

This difference leads to differing methodologies for ensuring safe operation for the two types of vehicle.

  • AGVs follow the ANSI B56.5 Safety Guidelines
  • AMRs follow the R15.08 Standard

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