The AGV Webinar Series.
Webinar Episode 1
The AGV Story
Webinar Episode 2
Webinar Episode 3
Customer Situation & Use Cases.
How long is the implementation time?
To implement the AGV, it is generally quite short. It comes down to different factors such as the length of the route and the number of stations that are needed along each route. Generally, most AGV routes can be set-up and mapped within 2 hours.
Does the weight capacity change with a different size of AGV?
No. The AGV is a robust and modular system with the base frames varying from a minimum size of 910 x 840 mm to a maximum capacity of 2510 x 2510 mm. No matter where your AGV falls on this size spectrum, it can be loaded with up to 1000kg.
Is it a magnetic line that the AGV follows?
No. The AGV has been developed to be as simple and user friendly as possible. Therefore, the line is just a regular colored tape. This keeps the implementation costs down, cuts the time needed, and makes the overall process as simple as it should be.
Does it have to be the same color tape every time?
No. The AGV can follow any line that provides a contrast to the floor it is driving on. On top of this, the line doesn’t have to be created using tape, and it could also be a painted line on your shop floor. The AGV comes with two cameras to track along the lines ensuring that the tracking accuracy is high.
What is the difference between the AGV & an AMR?
As automation continues to become a growing need for small and large companies alike, the question turns away from if we need to automate, to how we should automate.
There are many factors that need to be taken into account when planning your journey into automation. Not every facility is alike in regards to budget, layout, load capacity, materials that need to be moved, human interaction, etc. At FlexQube, we have made the jump from manual material handling carts and added smart building blocks to go along with our concept. Two main sectors of automation have popped up, and these are AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles) and AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots).