Automating Solutions for Today’s Labor Shortage
Automation is here to stay and that includes lift trucks. These automated guided vehicles (AGVs) provide a cost-effective, efficient and reliable solution that will ease the labor shortages many warehousing, manufacturing and distribution operations are facing. Much like a mobile robot, AGVs follow markers or wires in the floor, or use vision or lasers, to navigate through a facility.
The Raymond Couriers are ideal for automating repetitive, low-value tasks. Implementation is easy. Using vision guided technology, operators can easily program and reprogram routes quickly and as needed. The Raymond Courier Automated Stacker, Tow Truck or Pallet Truck offer the perfect entry point into automation. Let us help you find the right automated lift truck for your application.
SmartCarts® by Daifuku Webb provide a reliable and cost effective automated guided cart. It’s ideal for moving products on an assembly line or to transport goods through a warehouse or manufacturing plant. It’s guided by magnetic tape which allows the user to quickly install or modify the guidepath in as little as a few hours.
Transponder tags can be placed on the floor to indicate locations where SmartCarts® are to perform assigned tasks. Various tasks such as stopping, increasing/decreasing speed, lifting and lowering can be performed at different locations. Modify the guidepath by pulling up the magnetic tape and reapplying it in another location along with any transponder tags. In high traffic areas where magnetic tape could be damaged, a bar magnet strip can be embedded into the floor instead.
Benefits of Automated Guided Vehicles:
- Flexible load handling options
- Easy installation
- Cleaner and quieter than conventional conveyors
- Easy modification
- Less barriers
- Easily scalable
Learn more about our automated guided vehicles below.