Laser Guided Vehicle Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Savant Automation, Inc. Laser Guided Vehicles 2748-A Courier Drive NW - Walker, MI 49534 Phone: 616-791-8540

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    A manufacturer of automatic guided vehicles, Savant Automation Inc, offers a full line of automatic guided vehicles. These include self guided vehicles & laser guided vehicles. In addition to supplying state of the art AGV systems, we provide AGCV system requirement analysis, concept & simulation services. Our staff has over 18 years of combined experience. Savant Automation is ISO 9000 certified.

  • SEEGRID Laser Guided Vehicles 216 Park West Dr - Pittsburgh, PA 15275 Phone: 412-379-4500

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    With over a decade in successful manufacturing experience we are confident that our teams can provide you with Seegrid vision guided vehicles that are engineered with the latest technology in our field. Our teams are committed to providing only the very best and we can handle any of your special requests. Here at Seegrid we put your needs as our top priority and there is no project that is too complex for our staff. We offer quick lead times and we will work with you every step of the way. If you have any questions about our products do not hesitate to give us a call today!

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Laser Guided Vehicles

Laser guided vehicles, also referred to as self-guided vehicles, are unmanned, computer-controlled mobile transport units that navigate using mounted laser scanners that emit a laser and reflect back from the targets. Laser guided vehicle manufacturers program LGVs to drive along a specific pathway and perform designated functions without a human driver, and therefore more cheaply since less manual labor is involved.

Laser guided vehicles are becoming increasingly popular worldwide in applications that call for repetitive actions over a distance or for transporting extremely heavy loads. The application that a laser guided vehicle is used for depends on the type of vehicle. There are four main types of laser guided vehicles: high reach lift LGVs, fork LGVs, conveyor-bed LGVS and reel LGVs. High reach lift LGVs can carry up to 1200 kg are used for heavy pallet handling and pallet stacking up to 9m. Fork LGVs are used for pallet handling of one to four pallets and the regular delivery of stable loads. Conveyor-bed LGVs can carry numerous products simultaneously and are used for high speed sortation, material flow and transport, distribution and raw material handling. Reel LGVs are designed for use in transporting different types of reels. Industries that benefit from laser guided vehicles include retail, pharmaceutical, warehouse, aerospace, automotive, food processing, cosmetic and communications.

Automated guided vehicles have onboard microprocessors and usually a supervisory control system that helps with various tasks, such as tracking and tracing modules and generating and/or distributing transport orders. Since a laser guided vehicle can determine where it is, they are able to navigate any guide path network that is flexible and easy to program. The laser guided vehicle has advanced navigation capabilities and is able to navigate around objects along a programmed path and avoid collisions independently using laser beam sensors. Equipped with a laser scanner, or a one-dimensional camera, a laser beam is generated by a vertical laser in the scanner. The laser beam is then deflected by a rotating mirror at the top of the scanner, thus enabling the laser beam to scan the room at a fixed height. When the laser beam hits a beacon, or a retroreflective tape, a large portion of the light is then reflected back to the scanner. Next, the reflected light is processed so that sharp intensity changes can be found. When changes are found, the laser guided vehicle stores the bearing of the laser beam relative to a fixed direction of the scanner as well as the time when the reflection occurs. There are two types of lasers used in laser guided vehicles: modulated lasers, which give pulsed laser systems higher accuracy and a greater range due to a continuous fan of light; and pulsed lasers, which emit light in the form of optical pulses.

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