Stand-alone traffic management software, controller unveiled at AutoGuide
Sarah Carlson, VP of AutoGuide (Booth N835), showcased the newest version of AVINU traffic management software
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In a press conference on Monday, Sarah Carlson, VP of AutoGuide (Booth N835), showcased the newest version of AVINU traffic management software that optimizes the automated equipment movement, including the company’s mobile robots and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs). Offered as a stand-alone product, its open architecture supports universal integration and provides in-depth reports about cycle times, battery levels and errors.
“Java-based AVINU 3.0 is one of the only traffic management systems in the market with open architecture. It integrates easily with any warehouse management and warehouse control systems (WMS/WCS), including homegrown,” said Carlson. “It also manages all moving equipment regardless of manufacturer.”
AutoGuide also launched a new wireless push button control that works with AVINU 3.0 to call and release AGVs. Durable, one device per AGV path can be mounted to a wall or forklift for plug-in power (or operate as a battery-operated handheld), replacing programmable logic controllers for job scheduling. Carlson also shared details about a planned high-capacity tugger AGV, the MAX U-2, capable of towing 15,000-pound loads and priced for a payback of a year or less.
About the AuthorSara Pearson Specter Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC. Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery.
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