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Laser Guided Vehicle Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a useful tool for finding top laser guided vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top laser guided vehicle manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find laser guided vehicle companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture laser guided vehicle to your companies specifications. Then contact the laser guided vehicle companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of laser target navigation, autonomous guided vehicles, laser guided vehicle systems, or customized laser guided vehicles of every type, this is the resource for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Walker, MI 616-791-8540

    We invented the AGV in 1954 and offer the most affordable & versatile AGV capabilities. Our AGVs automatically transport pallets, racks, bins, totes, rolls, boxes, racks, etc. in all types of manufacturing and warehouse facilities. Our tape/target/structure-free, ‘virtual path’ navigation requires no floor path maintenance and does not use/require line-of-sight to often blocked building wall references. We are an ISO 9001-certified, US company. Contact us for concepting & budgeting assistance.

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  • Charlotte, NC 704-246-3961

    At America in Motion, our mission is to simplify automation. The eBOT line is our modular approach to customized robotics. Our 'Building Blocks' approach gives you the ability to choose different features to build a customized solution that fits together to address the specific needs of your operations and 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. The Seegrid Smart Platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet management and enterprise intelligence data for a complete connected solution.

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  • Warren, MI 517-512-4233

    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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  • 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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  • Hanover, MD 443-459-3916

    With over 1700 mobile robotics deployed worldwide and with over 30 million miles accumulated, Oceaneering Mobile Robotics (OMR) delivers best-in-class solutions with the lowest total cost without sacrificing performance. For over 30 years, OMR has been a trusted partner of exclusive brands in the automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and (intra-) logistics industries.

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  • Dimondale, MI 517-648-6171

    IDC Corporation produces a line of Automated Guided Carts (AGCs) for various industrial applications, including standard product line carts and custom-designed systems tailored to specific customer needs. The various models are built on a common control architecture that support various mechanical configurations, and support operations ranging from simple delivery loops to sophisticated multi-destination routes with “Dispatch” bits that allow the units to dynamically navigate at run-time based on simple user destination selections.

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Laser Guided Vehicles Industry Information

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. As such, they are cheaper, since less manual labor is involved.

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Applications of Laser Guided Vehicles

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.

How Laser Guided Vehicles Work

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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