AutoGuide shares details about new tunneling AGV, guidance technology

In a press conference on Monday, AutoGuide (Booth 1227) previewed the TVX short frame tunneling automatic guided vehicle (AGV), and the addition of natural feature guidance technology on its ITM5K industrial tugger.

<p>James Bradshaw, president & CEO of AutoGuide, a Heartland Co., demonstrates the TVM5K tugger.</p>

James Bradshaw, president & CEO of AutoGuide, a Heartland Co., demonstrates the TVM5K tugger.

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In a press conference on Monday, AutoGuide (Booth 1227) previewed the TVX short frame tunneling automatic guided vehicle (AGV), and the addition of natural feature guidance technology on its ITM5K industrial tugger.

With its shorter frame length, the TVX enables tighter turns than many other tunneling AGVs on the market, said Scott McElmurray, VP. “It also features large battery capacity for extended duration of power and increased motor size for higher load capacity at a higher speeds.”

Like AutoGuide’s TV1000 tunneling AGV, the TVX tunnels under and hitches to its loads to optimize assembly line processes and lean manufacturing.

The natural feature guidance on the ITM5K industrial tugger uses laser scanners to determine the path of the vehicle, added McElmurray, who noted that this allows for simpler installation and adjustments with less routing infrastructure. “For automatic load transfer operations, the unit docks accurately within 0.2 inches, and handles up to 10,000 pounds,” he said.

Modex 2016 is scheduled to be held April 4-7, 2016 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex coverage.


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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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