Article spotlights how Ledvance (formerly Osram Sylvania), a worldwide leader in lighting manufacturing, reaped savings by reducing maintenance costs, product damage, and using labor more productively with AutoGuide’s AGVs. The bottom line: A two-year ROI.
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
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.
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.
SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore Editor and Materials Handling Editor Cliff Holste from the Conference Floor in Atlanta