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Cumbersome loads and heavy weights are able to be moved more efficiently by guided vehicles than by manual labor. Transfer cars and towing vehicles are two examples of vehicles in the guided vehicle family. Wide use of automated guided vehicles is found in industries such as food and beverage processing, mail and newspaper, general manufacturing, storage and packaging, aerospace and parts assembly. Read Moreā€¦

Guided Vehicles Guided vehicles are computer-controlled transportation units that perform applications without any sort of human direction or control. They are used for material handling and transportation applications and can be designed for sorting, storage, delivery or product assembly use. Guided vehicles, or automatic guided vehicles, reduce labor costs in manufacturing processes by providing high volumes of repetitive and tedious movements and actions with around the clock capabilities.
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Walker, MI  |  616-791-8540

A manufacturer of AGVs, Savant Automation Inc, offers a full line of AGV options. In addition to supplying state-of-the-art AGVs, we provide AGV requirement analysis, concept and simulation services.

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Charlotte, NC  |  704-246-3961

America In Motion is your one stop shop location for AGV systems. Using a 4 step process we can help your company Discover, Design, Build and Install your new AGV systems and equipment.

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Charlotte, NC  |  704-362-1115

For 30 years, Transbotics Corporation has specialized in the design, development, installation and support for AGV systems. Our AGV systems are cost effective, programmable controlled and help transport materials throughout a facility.

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Pittsburgh, PA  |  412-379-4500

Seegrid is the leading provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling with hundreds of thousands of miles driven.

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Warren, MI  |  517-321-7700

Leading the market in superior uptime with reliable autonomous material handling technologies. Products and services include autonomous guided vehicles, collaborative robots, 3D printing, and other Industry 4.0 technologies.

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Eckhart $$$

Plymouth, MI  |  734-454-0500

For over 30 years, companies have turned to RedViking for ways to increase throughput and minimize infrastructure. We are a leading AGV manufacturer, and our AGVs are efficient and user-friendly. Our AGV solutions are cleaner, more sustainable, and require less infrastructure than traditional conveyance methods. We can provide full custom design tooling for your AGV so it meets every requirement of your production process. Choose RedViking for innovative solutions!

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Grass Valley, CA  |  800-458-6458

Ward Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures custom AGV equipment that your company requires. Our team provides a full turnkey service.

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Typically powered by industrial strength batteries or by electricity, guided vehicles can range greatly in size and capability depending on their intended application. For lighter manufacturing processes such as light load transportation, electronic fabrication or small parts assembly and delivery, light load AGVs are ideal. Larger AGVs such as pallet loading trucks or automatic guided carts can be used for heavy load movement. Other processes may require guided vehicles such as material handling robots which have more complex capabilities than a simple towing car. Despite the potentially high initial investment of installing an AGV system into a manufacturing plant, guided vehicles provide many benefits to a manufacturer. They reduce labor costs by increasing the efficiency and accuracy of operational procedures.

Machines can work faster and longer than laborers can, and if programmed correctly are less likely to make errors. Furthermore, in terms of transportation and movement, automatic guided vehicles provide safer worker environments by reducing manual intervention in the process.

Vehicles can be equipped with an infrared detection system, or a bumper system, which helps to reduce the damage potential of collisions. Free range AVG systems which are controlled by computer software and international navigation capabilities are able to adjust a vehicle's route according to flow of traffic and possible obstructions, therefore making the factory floor a safer place to work.

Guided vehicles are able to fit into small spaces, and work alongside employees in many applications. These electric battery powered vehicles are useful in indoor applications where no sudden or essential decisions are made that cannot be done by automated machinery and so will often still require the assistance of a traffic operator. However, these carts eliminate the risk of bumping, crashes and collisions and therefore have become popular alternatives to manually operated cart transports, conveyors and forklift trucks.

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