unitload Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Unitload Automated Guided Vehicles

Unitload automated guided vehicles are designed to move loads at high throughput between workstations in a production environment or between the warehouse and production. These automatic guided vehicles carry one, two, or four loads at a time and interface with conveyors, stands, end-of-line equipment (palletizers, wrappers, robots), and automatic warehouse equipment (stacker cranes).

Roller conveyor unit load automatic guided vehicle

One of the most common types of transfer devices on unitload AGVs is the roller conveyor. In this case, handshake sensors are used both onboard and off-board the AGV to communicate with the off-board conveyor system to ensure a smooth transfer of the load.

Other transfer devices

Unit load AGVs can be equipped with a number of transfer devices to transfer and transport the load:

  • roller conveyors (single, dual, four positions).
  • chain conveyors.
  • lift platforms.
  • belt conveyors.
  • shuttle systems.

These transfer mechanisms are configured to carry and transfer pallets (wooden, plastic, slave, packed, unpacked), racks, bins, rolls, containers, unitized loads, etc.

Standard Features:

  • Off-the-shelf components.
  • Graphical touchscreen.
  • Manual and automatic vehicle dispatch.
  • SICK laser bumper safety system.
  • Electric steer/drive assembly.
  • Industrial lead-acid batteries.
  • PC onboard running Windows®.
  • Heavy-duty welded steel construction with powder coat finish.
  • RF Ethernet (802.11).
  • Handshake sensors.

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