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Self Propelled Vehicle Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of self propelled vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source self propelled vehicle manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate self propelled vehicle companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture self propelled vehicles for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading self propelled vehicles manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for self propelled cars, self powered transportation, or self powered vehicles.

  • 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 Propelled Vehicles Industry Information

Self Propelled Vehicles

Self propelled vehicles are computer-controlled motor units used for material handling and transportation in a wide range of applications. Also known as automatic guided vehicles, self propelled vehicles are able to perform applications without any sort of human direction or control, thus allowing operational processes and tasks to be achieved more efficiently and more often.

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Applications of Self Propelled Vehicles

Automated guided vehicles were originally designed for use in industrial activities, but they have become popular alternatives to manual cart transports, conveyors, and forklift trucks in many types of applications. Many industries, including automotive assembly, general manufacturing, food and beverage processing, mail and newspaper, and aerospace, use self propelled vehicles for sorting, storing, delivering, and assembling parts and products.

Self Propelled Vehicle Design and Customization

From towing vehicles and transfer cars to material handling robots, AGVs can vary greatly in design, size, and capabilities. They may have a towing mechanism, room for unit or pallet loading, fork lifts, space for light loads, or qualities needed in assembly lines, such as a robotic arm. They are typically powered by industrial strength batteries or electricity. Required power capacity will depend on the intended application and load of the vehicle and can be adjusted to fit custom specifications. Some self propelled vehicles are used in cleanroom applications in which human participation would interfere with the processes being undertaken. These vehicles need to be designed and constructed carefully using sanitary materials and processes.

How Self Propelled Vehicles Work

There are different navigation systems used with self propelled vehicles. Most commonly found today are free range guidance systems that rely on computer software and programming combined with internal navigation capabilities to direct the guided vehicles. Laser paths and scanners are used with laser guided vehicles to ensure vehicles stay on route without collisions. Older AGV systems utilize fixed path guidance, which relies on signals from embedded wire, magnetic tape, or colored paints to guide the vehicles. Free range systems offer the added benefits of flexibility and operator control to the vehicles. Furthermore, with internal navigation, the AGVs are able to change route according to traffic or potential obstacles, creating smooth operational flow.

Benefits of Using Self Propelled Vehicles

AGV systems provide high volumes of repetitive movement and can be designed with the capacity for far greater loads and weights than manual labor provides. They also reduce the factor of human negligence in the movement of vehicles and loads, thereby reducing the risk of bumping, crashes, and collisions on the manufacturing floor. In general, these vehicles reduce labor costs, increase efficiency, and provide safer working environments, so they are well worth the initial cost of installation.



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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

TRANSBOTICS SHOWCASING A NATURAL NAVIGATION FORKLIFT AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE AT THE MODEX18 SHOW

Charlotte, NC, March 20, 2018 — With the addition of natural navigation capability to Transbotics’ AGVs, the need for reflectors or markers to the existing environment for navigation has been effectively removed. End users will be free to arrange and rearrange the way AGVs move in the warehouse or factory. Installation time is shorter than other guidance technologies, reducing costs and minimizing the effect on operations. With natural navigation, it is also easy to expand existing systems based on other navigation technologies. Natural navigation was developed by Transbotics’ preferred controls... Read More About This

Transbotics Sponsors Promat Seminar: Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV): Elements & System Considerations

  Transbotics (www.transbotics.com), a leading North American-based automatic guided vehicle and material handling solutions provider, announces its show lineup for ProMat 2017, April 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. At booth #S2626, Transbotics will showcase its latest navigation solution, Natural or Feature, to optimize order fulfillment processes, stacking and destacking of pallets with safety, accuracy, and reliability. More information can also be found through their Discovery Centers.   In addition to booth displays and the live demonstration, Transbotics will participate in two educational seminars and sponsor another at ProMat:  ... Read More About This