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    AGV image courtesy of Savant Automation, Inc. Automation is one possible way a manufacturer can increase their cost effectiveness in domestic manufacturing. One form of automation is the use of automatically guided vehicles, or AGVs. An AGV is a vehicle that performs varies material handling tasks without the use of a driver. How do these vehicles navigate without the aid of a track to follow? How do some AGVs know what product they are handling and where to place that particular product? One way AGVs are accomplishing these tasks is...

  • Building a Lego Self Propelled Vehicle to Save Stranded Astronauts

    My first encounter with self propelled vehicles was when I was in 5th grade. That year I joined a group of kids to participate in the FIRST LEGO League. The FLL was organized by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) as an international robotics competition for elementary and middle school students. We had to design, build and program a Lego robot to perform a series of tasks in an obstacle course. The year I participated there were 975 teams competing. The competition has significantly grown over the...

  • Transbotics Showcasing an Automated Guided Vehicle for Warehousing and Production Use at Promat Show

      Transbotics, a leading provider of material handling solutions since 1982, will display its automated solutions at Promat 2017, April 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago at booth #S-3626.   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 booth.   To arrange a meeting at...

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

      Transbotics (, 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:  ...

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Self Propelled Vehicles

Self propelled vehicles are computer-controlled motor units used for material handling and transportation in a wide range of applications. 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 vehicles, also known as automatic guided 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. 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. Self propelled vehicles 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. Automated guided vehicles were originally designed for use in industrial activities, but have become popular alternatives to manual cart transports, conveyors and forklift trucks in many types of applications.

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. Some self propelled vehicles are used in clean room applications in which human participation would interfere with the processes being undertaken. These vehicles need to be designed and constructed carefully and using sanitary materials and processes. There are different navigation systems used with self propelled vehicles. Most commonly found today are free range guidance systems which 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 even smooth operational flow. Self propelled vehicles reduce labor costs, increase efficiency and provide safer working environments and are well worth the initial high cost of installation.

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