Podcast: Energizing Mobile Automation

MHI Industry Leadership
Dive into the latest MHI Leadership Podcast episode on ‘Energizing the Mobile Automation Market’. Join esteemed guests, Danny Wong of JBT Corporation and Harold A. Vanasse from EnerSys, both from MHI’s MAG Industry Group.
The duo delves into power systems for automated equipment, shedding light on crucial factors. From how energy systems impact automation investment payback periods to the nuances in battery charging patterns for automated versus manual equipment, they provide invaluable insights.
Future tech, like wireless charging and maintenance-free battery technologies, is also explored. Their prime advice? Partner with a holistic energy systems expert who offers diverse technology options and robust support.

Don’t miss out on these expert insights. Tune in now!


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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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