Tag: Automatic Guided Vehicles

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Digitization of Intralogistics

For years, the term “Internet of things,” was the buzzword of choice, making the rounds at trade shows and in supply chain partnerships. While the term has evolved into the “digitization of intralogistics,” in its simplest form, the concept remains ...
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6 Ways To Build A More Resilient Supply Chain

As it turns out, supply chain disruptions may be the biggest global shift in the post-COVID-19 “new normal.” After all, what business or consumer hasn’t been affected in some way by retail stockouts of essential items, the national labor shortage, ...
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How Mobile Autonomous Vehicles Address E-Commerce, Automotive And Food/Beverage Handling ...

Operations considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles (MAVs) — such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — have lots of questions. Among them: How will the system work in my application? What types of challenges ...
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Mobile Autonomous Vehicles: Comparing On-Premise To Cloud-Based Hosting Options

When investing in a mobile autonomous vehicle (MAV) system — such as a fleet of automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — warehouse operators increasingly have the choice of hosting the fleet management, monitoring, analytics, and control ...
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Why Pairing Forked AGVs With AMRs Delivers Better ROI

Companies considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles — such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) — sometimes erroneously believe that they have to exclusively choose one solution or the other. Often, as is the case ...
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Upgrading A Vehicle From Manual To Autonomous Operation? Consider All ...

With more operations evaluating a shift from manual to automated equipment, one option may be the possibility of converting existing investments to autonomous function. When discussing such a change with a supplier, however, it’s important to be clear about the ...
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Updated Safety Standards For Autonomous Vehicles Detailed In MAG’s MODEX ...

At MODEX 2020, held this past March in Atlanta, members of the Mobile Automation Group (MAG) of MHI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “AGV/AMR Safety and New Regulations,” the 40-minute session’s slides and audio were recorded for ...
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Dispelling 4 Common Misconceptions About AGVs

Due to the shortage of available labor and significant increases in the minimum wage, recent research from A.T. Kearney noted a jump in the overall employment costs index by 3.5% in 2018 for transportation and warehousing workers. Compounding this are ...
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Three Key AGV Functions Controlled By Variety Of Technologies

Computer-controlled and wheel-based, automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems navigate throughout a manufacturing plant or warehouse (or on pavement outside) to retrieve, transport and deliver loads from one point to another. Just as there are a variety of different types of ...
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How To Calculate The Return On Investment Of An Automatic ...

Thinking of investing in an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system? Then you’re probably also thinking about how to cost-justify its implementation. Although no two AGV systems are the same, there is a basic calculation to help determine roughly how long ...