Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
With these unprecedented times comes ever-increasing customer demand and the drive towards round-the-clock operation. Jungheinrich, as a leading developer and manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), is best placed to plan and implement the full or partial automation of your operation.
Intralogistics operations are increasingly taking centre stage as 24/7 operations are the leading response to increasing customer demand. This combined with challenges in labour availability in the need to optimise processes, increase efficiency and productivity, and reduce costs. Further challenges have arisen due to the Covid pandemic, where the need to social distance has become a real issue in the warehouse, while increasing demand for the fast delivery of goods is putting even more strain on the supply chain. These challenges are accelerating the drive towards automation, but what does it truly entail?
When creating an automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution for your business, we are guided by your specific requirements for your production and working environments. First and foremost, Jungheinrich AGVs enable safe and efficient transport processes. They can transport loads weighing up to 2.5 tons to the designated stations safely, fully automatically and, thanks to laser navigation, with millimetre precision. We supply the AGV in your required configuration, either in conjunction with an inventory management system or as a stand-alone solution. The automated truck solution is tailored to your specific environment so that the AGVs complete your tasks with the utmost reliability – be it actuation of high-speed doors, load changing on conveyor systems or level changes via freight elevators. Jungheinrich AGVs can be easily integrated into your production environment and used safely in mixed operation.
Jungheinrich automatic truck solutions combine sophisticated, innovative technology with a vast amount of experience. To identify the right AGV for your needs, we are happy to analyse your individual transport structures to identify the perfect solution with which to optimise your processes. And we will work with you to plan the best possible application of your AGV. Our aim is to save you time and costs, particularly for standardised routine tasks, and to minimise cases of transport damage. When using automated guided vehicles, you benefit from efficient and reliable transport procedures as well as optimum use of your resources. We also offer 24/7 support, with rapid assistance assured. This allows us to ensure maximum performance and problem-free deployment at all times.
Automatic high-bay warehouses place particularly high demands on your warehouse technology. The complete system is comprised of one or more AGVs, based on a high-rack stacker, along with a rack system, a protective fence including area access control and the warehouse control system (WCS). This is supplemented by supplying systems such as conveyor technology or additional AGVs. Multi-frequency guide wires and transponders in the ground ensure efficient orientation within the aisle. As well as transporting standard pallets, the automatic high-rack stackers can actuate a wide range of peripherals, such as the door to the maintenance area. To enable 24/7 deployment, the energy supply for the automatic high-rack stackers can take the form of rack-mounted busbars. If you opt for an AGV solution, you will reap the benefits of a high-availability system.