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Self Guided Vehicle Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial self guided vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source self guided vehicle manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These self guided vehicle companies can design, engineer and manufacture self guided vehicle to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these self guided vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of wire guided vehicles, rail guided vehicles, automated guided carts.

  • 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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  • 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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Self Guided Vehicles

Self guided vehicles are computer-controlled transportation units that perform applications without any sort of human direction or control.

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Applications of Self Guided Vehicles

Used increasingly in place of fork lifts, conveyor systems and manual push-carts, automatic guided vehicles provide high volumes of movement, especially for repetitive and continuous processes.

Self guided vehicles are used in many industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Assembly
  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Mail Service
  • Assembly
  • Newspaper
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastic Manufacturing and Storage

Some self guided vehicles are designed for use in specific environments, such as those used in clean room processes and operations. 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.

Self Guided Vehicle Design and Customization

There are a number of different AGV systems that can be adjusted according to a manufacturer’s needs based on their products and what kind of self guided vehicle would be most useful. Fixed path guidance systems use embedded wire, magnetic tape, or strips of paint to guide the autonomous guided vehicle along a predetermined and set path. The vehicle uses an antenna and radio frequencies to stay on the correct route, as the wire paths have frequencies or currents running through them that an antenna on the vehicle follows. More commonly found today, however, are computer-based free range systems, which bring the added advantage of route flexibility. Computer software is used to program the vehicles, which are then able to use internal navigation, often combined with laser scanners and targets, to move around a factory or warehouse floor. There are also inertial guidance vehicles, which have a gyroscope that maintains the path by directions from a computer control system.

Depending on the specific application for which a vehicle is to be used, self guided vehicles range significantly in construction and shape. They may have a towing mechanism, room for unit or pallet loading, fork lifts, and space for light loads or components needed in assembly lines like robotic arms. Light load vehicles can be used for small parts distribution and assembly, while much larger vehicles, such as towing vehicles, can be used for moving heavy and cumbersome loads.

Benefits of Using Self Guided Vehicles

While they may be considered a high initial investment, self guided vehicles reduce labor costs, increase efficiency, and provide safer working environments. They are able to work around-the-clock, improving the operational flow and greatly increasing output production rates. Furthermore, these vehicles eliminate the risk of bumping, crashes, and collisions, which are often a cause for concern with worker-controlled machines and vehicles.



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TRANSBOTICS SHOWCASING AN AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE FOR WAREHOUSING AND PRODUCTION USE AT MODEX SHOW

Charlotte, NC, March 22, 2018 — Transbotics, a leading provider of material handling solutions since 1982, will display its automated solutions at Modex 2018, April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta at booth #B-5047.   The company will showcase its latest solutions to optimize warehousing and order fulfillment processes with safety, accuracy and reliability through its “Discovery Center” kiosks. The AGV is ideal for moving products for transporting goods throughout a plant or warehouse. Transbotics will show how AGVs can add flexibility to most processes in its... Read More About This

Top 5 Impacts Self-Driving Cars Will Have on the U.S. Economy

Automation Replacing Human Workers Since the beginning of time, humans have searched for ways to increase the efficiency of work. The pursuit of improved effectiveness and work habits has shaped not only our technology but also our entire culture. Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have implemented technology in some ways to push economic progress. While this process has delivered increased production at lowered cost through mass-production, it has also generated cultural anxiety throughout history. The United States and many other countries are now suffering from another moment of concern as... Read More About This