Not all AGV's - also referred to as AGC's - are created equal. Handling Specialty's customized automatic guided vehicle was designed, built and tested at their facilities for a truck-body builder who required specific application details and safety options which Handling Specialty delivered.
Flexibility to alter the assembly floor is a new advancement in automated guided vehicles where in the past they were permanently tied to a physical track within the facility. Now, with smart tape - a series of QR codes which are printed and laid in any formation - the unit uses laser guidance; moving along the pre-determined path set by the tape. This tape can be pulled up with little cost and re-positioned should the needs of the facilities assembly line change. Compared to the costs associated with pulling up a track embedded into the concrete floor, Handling Specialty's technologically superior AGV is the clear choice.
The programming of the unit was developed to read each QR code on the smart tape; altering speed, direction and functionality. A simple, yet advanced system of airbags and wheels at the center of the unit allow it to lift and spin 360 degrees when required. This particular AGV includes a Brushless DC servo motor to keep maintenance costs down, and has the capacity to carry 12,000 lbs.
Handling Specialty has developed a truly unique take on the traditional Automated Guided Cart/AGC and placed them selves firmly in the future.
Company: Handling Specialty