automated guided vehicles
Automated guided vehicles systems are the at forefront of modern technology, as the name suggests they will automate a pickup and delivery process with no requirement for a driver.
Using dedicated software, the AGV can either cycle a preset repetitive pickup and delivery, or be called up or directed to complete a specific task. The statistics for every event are stored on the control computer and can be recalled for confirmation or analysis, real-time graphic interface monitoring allows visualisation of the AGV positioning and progress at all times.
These robotic vehicles have comprehensive obstacle recognition and interface software, safety is paramount and to support this the vehicles have 360° optical sensors to navigate through both human and other automated traffic. Warning lights, alarms and vocal warnings help keep every journey safe and pedestrians warned of the vehicle’s presence and pathway.
Whether delivering meals or picking up laundry in a hospital to lifting heavy loads in a manufacturing process, the AGV operates safely and efficiently. Applications are endless, if anything needs to be moved regularly, an automated guided vehicle can be designed and programmed to streamline the process. The technology is very advanced, an AGV can, for example, interface with security doors, operate a service lift, and return to base to charge the batteries delegating its work to another unit.