How Lean Manufacturing Eliminates Waste in Industrial Environments
The mobile robot proliferation is an extension of lean manufacturing principles. Whether labor savings are from tugger application or with fork attachments, reliable navigation that requires no magnetic tape or RFID tags to guide its way safely through a facility, the growth the automonous environment is unstoppable.
AutoGuide shares details about new tunneling AGV, guidance technology
In a press conference on Monday, AutoGuide (Booth 1227) previewed the TVX short frame tunneling Mobile Robots, and the addition of natural feature guidance technology on its ITM5K industrial tugger. With its shorter frame length, the TVX enables tighter turns than many other tunneling AGVs on the market, said Scott McElmurray, VP. “It
AutoGuide debuts short-frame tunneling AGV, new guidance technology for tugger
AutoGuide, a provider of automated guided vehicles and a Heartland Automated Solutions company, introduced two innovations in its product lineup. The first is a short-frame tunneling AGV called the TVX, a shorter version of the company’s first major product, the TV1000. A tunneling AGV maneuvers beneath a load and hitches to it, then delivers the
AutoGuide New Autonomous AGV
Changing gears, a company called AutoGuide featured a new “automomous” automated guided vehicle (AGV) that learns its own environment, greatly simplifying effort to teach it where to move, and interestingly also making the AGV a lot cheaper than other machines that require more hardware to manage the movement paths. Other vendors at the show were
AutoGuide unveils new guidance technology
AGV specialist AutoGuide last week introduced new guidance technology. Natural feature guidance uses laser scanners to determine the path of the vehicle. It allows for simpler installation and adjustments, while requiring less routing infrastructure than other technologies. With docking accuracy to within 5 mm, automatic load transfer operations can be handled with ease.
AutoGuide ITM5K automatic guided vehicle industrial tugger
The ITM5K automatic guided vehicle industrial tugger with manual option by AutoGuide tows 10,000 pounds and includes an operator override function with safety mat sensor that allows for automatic, immediate manual operation as needed.