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By MMH Staff · October 9, 2017
The system can handle up to 2,500 pounds and travel more than 300 feet per minute, improving material delivery.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
Market for automated guided vehicles expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022.
By Chris Lewis · June 8, 2016
Moving product through a warehouse or distribution center often comes down to the basics: casters, tuggers and carts. Innovations in these simple solutions are increasing ergonomics, productivity and safety for workers on the floor.
By Sara Pearson Specter · June 8, 2016
With automotive sales rebounding, manufacturers are reshoring operations to North America and investing in automation equipment and technologies.
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 · January 1, 2016
In response to rapidly changing demands, autonomous vehicles of all kinds are making their way into the modern warehouse.
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>JBT marketing manager Mark Longacre next to a JayBot, JBT’s new AGV with on-board intelligence that eliminates the need for a central system manager.</p> By Roberto Michel · March 24, 2015
With the aim of filling the gap between facilities that rely on automated guided carts (AGCs) or conventional lift trucks to move materials, and those that use traditional automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) with a central computer, JBT (Booth 1547) introduced the JayBot AGV at a Monday afternoon press conference.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
Customized automation replaces carts for lengthy movement of sensitive components.
<p>Simpler interfaces and components on AGVs allow manufacturers to hand over the keys to the end-user.</p> By Josh Bond · September 1, 2014
As software interfaces and vehicle components improve, users of automatic guided vehicles are becoming less reliant on others to use and maintain their own fleets.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2014
Built on a software foundation, the targeted use of automation is helping warehouses improve themselves, their supply chains and the customer experience.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2013
North American manufacturers are expanding operations and increasing output. Here’s how the materials handling industry is enabling the emerging comeback.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Packaging manufacturer’s flexible new fleet helps repetitive tasks become efficient and safe.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
Automatic guided vehicles provide precise and traceable product movement in Raytheon’s missile assembly facility.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 25, 2013
It was a great show. Here are some of the things I'm going to be watching over the next year.

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