Automatic Guided Vehicles

<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.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 20, 2012
Amazon pays $775 million for Kiva. What else is there to say?
<p>Kiva Systems, maker of mobile robotic warehouse solutions, has been acquired by retail giant</p> By MMH Staff · March 19, 2012, Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kiva Systems, a developer of mobile-robotic solutions that automate eCommerce order fulfillment and warehouse operations, for $775 million.
By MMH Staff · February 21, 2012
Kiva Systems, a developer of mobile-robotic solutions that automate eCommerce order fulfillment and warehouse operations, was ranked No. 23 in Fast Company Magazine's recent list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.
By Josh Bond · February 8, 2012
At a press conference Wednesday, Adept Technology (Booth 4228) launched a new class of courier transports featuring Adept’s natural feature navigation.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2012
The Raymond Corp. (Booth 712) unveiled a prototype of an upcoming line of automated lift trucks that will be available for sale this summer at a press conference yesterday.
By Roberto Michel · February 7, 2012
SICK (Booth 3304) is showcasing its new S300 Mini Safety Laser Scanner, a small and light safety-rated laser scanner that can be used in applications such as collision prevention for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and automatic guided carts (AGCs).
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 7, 2012
The Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) reported on Monday that its member companies saw a 25% increase in sales of AGVs in 2011, totaling $108 million.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 6, 2012
Seegrid (Booth 3100) was off and running on Monday morning with a press conference introducing two new solutions to Modex and the marketplace–the GC4, a vision-guided robotic standup forklift; and View, an automated data collection tool.
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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
A new automatic guided vehicle (AGV) drive unit, AGV cart tugger and heavy-duty pipe system for constructing structures such as workstations, flowracks, carts and AGVs are on display at Creform’s exhibit (Booth 4705).
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 1, 2012
Modex 2012, slated for February 6-9, will showcase more than 500 exhibits and include a comprehensive educational conference. The event, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, will offer an array of products to help improve productivity at your company.
<p>Automatic guided vehicles engage specially-designed frames to transport cabs through the assembly process.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · November 2, 2011
On its Iowa manufacturing campus, John Deere is using AGVs to move tractor cabs down the assembly line. The result has been savings in labor, a safer work environment and improved quality.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2011
Automatic guided vehicles move tractor cabs through the production line at John Deere’s Waterloo plant.
By Josh Bond · October 17, 2011
Casebook 2012: Apparel distributor outfits warehouse with multi-functional AGVs.

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