Essential tools for automated warehousing, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and laser guided vehicles (LGVs) are used for handling loads and are very similar to forklift trucks. The key difference is that the former can move independently (without a driver), travelling along a predefined route.
AGVs are driverless vehicles with automatic control devices that follow a predefined route, marked out by wires, magnets on the floor or laser reference points.
AGVs are different from AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) because of the different navigation system they use. While AGVs travel along a predefined route, identified with laser or wire-guided systems, AMRs adjust their route in real time based on information they gather from the surrounding environment.
The most suitable AGV, in terms of features and specifications, can be selected based on the requirements, space and type of goods or products stored in the warehouse.
The solutions that CLS iMation offers to its customers are as follows:
LGVs are another type of AGV, but differ due to their laser-guided technology. A scanner intercepts the signal emitted by the vehicle and reflected by “mirrors” positioned at strategic points along the route. LGVs are suitable for the transport of heavy loads along high and narrow corridors.
There are various configurations available for LGVs:
AGVs and LGVs are designed to be integrated with company IT systems and, therefore, to work together with management software.
CLS iMation offers customised advanced logistics solutions, with equipment, collaborative robots and management software interacting seamlessly, enabling quicker internal processes, increased production and minimised risk of errors.
Warehouse automation is a key aspect of Industry 4.0, whose goals are accelerating processing, increasing safety, profitability and service quality and greatly reducing the risk of errors and interruption of the operational flow.
The machines offered by CLS iMation fit perfectly into this vision and guarantee a simple and intuitive interface capable of facilitating all warehousing operations.
For further information on the integrated automation systems offered by CLS iMation, to explore which customised solutions to adopt and for all consultation requirements, please get in touch using the form below: we can develop a flexible, customised project to meet your specific needs.