Automatic Guided Vehicles

By Josh Bond · October 2, 2012
Facing a decision to add operators or automate, American Packaging Corp. turned to robotic industrial pallet trucks to increase consistency and savings.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2012
Autonomous system supports transition to lean manufacturing.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2012
At Toyota’s Kentucky assembly plant, automatic tuggers, carts and AGVs are part of a winning assembly system that competes on a global basis.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2012
Automatic tuggers and carts are moving materials once handled by conventional industrial trucks.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2012
This month, Trebilcock takes us inside the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) facility to get a glimpse at one of the most innovative applications of AGVs we’ve seen to date.
<p>Using automatic guided carts (AGCs) as continuously moving assembly lines at an automotive assembly plant offers flexibility in operations.</p> By Maida Napolitano · September 1, 2012
Automatic guided vehicles are not new to materials handling, but the focus on where they’re being used is changing.
By MMH Staff · July 20, 2012
The Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) reports sales are still strong.
<p>Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Seegrid Corp. (<a href=http://www.seegrid.com) has pioneered technology which transforms industrial vehicles into un-manned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGV) guidance systems.

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Anthony Horbal, who most recently served as president and is a significant investor in Seegrid, will take over as chief executive officer of the company.
By MMH Staff · July 2, 2012
Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces the release of ANSI/ITSDF B56.5-2012, Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles.
By MMH Staff · June 19, 2012
The University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) is the only center focused on robotic technologies for human safety in the material handling, manufacturing and healthcare industries.
By MMH Staff · June 12, 2012
RMT Robotics adds MIBA as an official partner in the sale and promotion of ADAM mobile robots.
By MMH Staff · June 4, 2012
RMT has created the ADAM Systems Group with a dedicated team structure employing engineering, manufacturing, customer care and sales professionals.
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.
<p>Conveyor and sortation systems are using software and controls to manage the flow of goods while distributing work in a way that eliminates bottlenecks.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2012
More companies are looking to materials handling automation to improve processes and lower operating costs. Modern asked 10 leading systems integrators what the future of automation might look like.

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