ACT's Automated Guided Vehicles increase your warehouse safety, efficiency and overall bottom line.
What are Automated Guided Vehicles?
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are self-guided, autonomous material-handling systems or load carriers that travel throughout a warehouse. These robotic, computer-controlled vehicles are used for internal transport of materials and goods. They automate tasks that are redundant, physically rigorous and unnecessary, freeing your workforce to focus on value-added tasks.
Often, Automated Guided Vehicles are used to transport heavy materials around a large industrial building, such as a factory or warehouse. AGVs follow along marked lines or wires on the floor, use radio waves, cameras, magnets or lasers for navigation. Installed sensors and load protection devices allow your AGV to handle loads safely and precisely.
You can easily adjust vehicle paths and operations with software tools. During peak times or in the event of moving to a new facility, AGVs' systems may be expanded to accommodate. As your operations grow, you can always implement additional AGVs as you need them. Sometimes, this is called a “modular system element“ that allows you to adjust to your needs as they progress.
Why does my warehouse need Automated Guided Vehicles?
The need for AGVs is increasing in manufacturing and distribution center operations. The pandemic has created a need for warehouse facilities to reduce employee interactions, while the need for manufacturers' efficiency has also heightened. You can reduce the need for employees to carry out the standardized and repetitive tasks in your warehouse and boost production efficiency with the help of AGVs.
Automated Guided Vehicles increase efficiency and profitability in many order fulfillment operations. Their fully autonomous nature allows them to move and transport items in your warehouse without manual intervention. Your operations can run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if needed with the help of AGVs.
- Reduce labor costs
Labor costs are reduced when your business no longer has to pay employees to do tasks that AGVs can handle. This allows you to transfer employees from non-valued tasks to value-added operations.
- Eliminate damage to facility and product
The threat of forklift accidents is eliminated, therefore damage to product, equipment or the facility in general can be eliminated.
- Reduce utility costs
Your business can cut costs in areas like AC/heating and ventilation and electricity because AGVs operate in environments that humans are not comfortable or safe in.
- Improve efficiency
Because the output of AGVs can be computed and predicted every time, the on-time delivery and consistency can streamline operations and optimize efficiency.
- Improve safety
Automated Guided Vehicles perform tasks that could be dangerous for humans. Whether it's moving heavy material, hazardous substances or working in extreme temperatures, AGVs take the risk of accident or injury away from your employees.
What Automated Guided Vehicles does ACT offer?
ToyotaForklift offers the innovative Toyota Center-Controlled Rider Automated Forklift [toyotaforklift.com/lifts/automated-guided-vehicles/center-controlled-rider-automated-forklift], which uses advanced technology and advanced sensors for mapped-object detection in your warehouse.
The intelligent Toyota Core Tow Tractor Automated Forklift operates on a map of the area that we create, so there is no need to rearrange your facility. This automated guided vehicle combines automation solutions consisting of advanced sensors and mapped-object detection with the reliability of Toyota's dependable Tow Tractor to maximize efficiency in your warehouse.
The Mouse and Mole Automated Guided Carts offered at ToyotaForklift offer simple and versatile automation solutions to fit your warehouse or factory's needs. This line of automated carts offers highly customizable solutions to transport your product when and where you need it. These automated guided vehicles operate with the installation and direction of high-strength magnetic tape and RFID markers.
ACT's Automation Solutions
ACT's Automated Guided Vehicles help your business increase efficiency while minimizing unnecessary costs and labor. We're committed to increasing your bottom line with our automation solutions, and we're happy to answer any questions you have along the way.
Contact the ACT team that is closest to you today to discuss your individual needs and the benefits available to you with the integration of Automated Guided Vehicles.
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