Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Focus On AGVs: Low-cost AGVs handle up to 4,000 pounds

Autonomous Guided Vehicles
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
April 01, 2010

Capable of maneuvering and towing loads throughout a production space, a series of low-cost automatic guided vehicle systems can be controlled with traffic control navigation software. The vehicles come in capacities ranging from 500 pounds to 4,000 pounds, making them ideal for handling smaller loads and increased volumes without additional staff. Features include multiple path programming, a retractable towing pin, remote communication, and programmable optical sensors for safe operation near pedestrians and in confined spaces. The AGVs follow a self-adhesive magnetic tape for simple setup with no floor modifications. Toyota Material Handling, 800-226-0009, http://www.toyotaforklift.com

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Join Associate Editor Josh Bond and lift truck industry training expert, Jim Shephard share all the findings of Modern's annual Lift Truck User Survey. During this webcast, you'll receive detailed insights into users' practices around procuring, utilizing and maintaining their fleets.

Having grown from a local tool and die business established in 1962, company becomes 20th certified robot integrator.

Company celebrates 15th year on the NASDAQ since IPO in 1999.

Open Sky has already completed more than 270 supply chain software projects for clients in various industries.

Name change to take effect on Sept. 1; no changes planned for product line.



© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA