Best Product : Automated Guided Vehicle For Industries

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This is my first post and in this post i am telling about next level technology in automation or any industries that is Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV). This machine is in trending couple of years.

automated guided vehicle

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As per Wikipedia and other websites, first AGV was created or invented by Barrett Electronics Corporation in around middle 90's for industrial applications. AGV is robot and it used for moving material or goods from one place to another place. This will be used in ware houses, large industries, industrial plants, manufacturing units and many other places.

AGV products for manufacturing element repetitive as well as long-term transportation of materials in between of production and processing lines and supply of materials from storage area to production areas. It can be used in a large number of applications to transfer materials including pallets, rolls, racks, carts, and containers.

When you have labour shortage or minimum labours at that time you can use it. Cost effective, efficient and safe work its main features.  

AGV uses on Operations :
  • Roll handling
  • Material transporting or movements
  • Raw material handling
  • Truck and container loading
  • Finished and Hazardous material handling
  • Work in process movements
Benefits of using AGV :
  • In time deliveries
  • Reduction in labour or functional costs
  • Reduce products damages
  • Greater operational performance and accessibility
  • Additional safety
Automated Guided Vehicle Applications Industries :
  • Manufacturing Unit
  • Warehouse
  • Product Transport
  • Hospitals 
  • Chemical, Pharmaceutical
  • Automotive
  • Food, Storage
You can use AGV for above industries and perform such operations. There are many advantages and disadvantages of Automated Guided Vehicle.

automated guided vehicle advantages disadvantages

Advantages of AGV :
  • Increase Safety
  • Time saving
  • Reduce labour cost
  • Easy to use
  • Improve Production and accuracy
Disadvantages of AGV :
  • Maintenance cost
  • Large investment


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