Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) allow a safe and completely automatic handling of goods, as they do not require a human operator.
AGV can be deployed in different configurations such as reach truck, fork-over counterbalanced forklift, very narrow aisle (VNA), with conveyor bed and others. Depending on the load type, size, weight and reach height of the application, different load handling devices can be used such as fixed/adjustable forks, telescopic forks, conveyors, satellites, and clamp devices.
Autonomous navigation is achieved by means of laser reflection, sensors for natural navigation, inductive wire, magnetic strip/spots or a combination of these, according to the application’s requirements. Different alternatives for battery charging are available, from manual replacement, charge by opportunity up to fully automatic battery exchange stations.