AGVs

News, trends, products and productivity solutions that showcase the latest in automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) for warehouses and distributions centers.


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By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2016
A time when autonomous robots navigate the warehouse or DC unattended could be right around the corner. Is your company ready?
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2016
To address growing order complexity, robotic butlers bring goods to workers and savings to the bottom line for a 3PL.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
In response to rapidly changing demands, autonomous vehicles of all kinds are making their way into the modern warehouse.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Manufacturer transports materials with near-lights-out automatic guided vehicle system.
By Sara Pearson Specter · July 1, 2015
With operational flexibility and safety best practices guiding automotive manufacturing facilities, automatic guided vehicles and carts are now doing more than just bring components and kitted parts to lineside workers.
<p>Matt Aprea, director of product management for first-time exhibitor Harvest Automation</p> By Josh Bond · March 24, 2015
Harvest Automation's OmniVeyor TM-100 is a mobile autonomous robot system for distribution and fulfillment that increases worker productivity and lowers order fulfillment costs.
<p>A mobile robot pick pieces at RDC<br /></p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 14, 2015
The technology is here. But, what does it take to convince the early adopters?
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Robotic industrial trucks are driving efficiencies in Giant Eagle’s distribution centers. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from an early adopter of robotic technology.
By MMH Staff · January 1, 2013
For manufacturers seeking flexibility, storage space and labor savings, customized automation solutions are transforming the concept of just-in-time delivery.
By Lorie King Rogers · June 1, 2012
It’s been a rough road for the automotive industry, but production is increasing. To keep pace, auto manufacturers are focusing on lineside delivery strategies that get the right product to the right operator at the right time.
<p>At a recent press event, Toyota Material Handling USA (TMHU) showcased its latest contributions to the automatic guided vehicle market.</p> By Josh Bond · May 14, 2012
After a lengthy development, AGV solutions pay off for Toyota's auto division.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
Kiva Systems (Booth 2500) announced it has implemented and met the standards for ISO 9001 certification, encompassing the areas of solution design, testing, manufacturing, consulting, services delivery and technology support of software, firmware and hardware.

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