Creform engineers developed a single-direction, one-ton drive Creform Tugger AGV to operate in a multi-shift mode with heavy-duty usage in mind, but with the need to be lightweight, flexible and affordable. The Tugger AGV was constructed with a heavy-duty steel base and a top structure built with rigid 28mm Creform pipe and metal components for its lightweight and flexibility benefit.
The AGV can tow two carts. The hitch is affixed directly to the base and is designed to handle the rigors of industrial towing. The Creform AGV Tugger follows a peel and stick magnetic tape guidepath that is easily and quickly installed and changed depending on the need.
An embedded guidepath is available for high traffic areas. There are RFID tags embedded in the floor that can provide unique routing decisions and initiate other functions such as speed and obstacle sensor view changes.
Other features of the unit include PLC with HMI interface on-board controls, 50 course and 128 commands control. The AGV Tugger boasts a 2200 lb. (1000 kg) load capacity, 121 lb. (55 kg) draw bar, can travel up to 131 ft./min. (40 mm/min) and brakes for stopping and parking.
It is equipped with a 24-volt system powered by two 12-volt AGM batteries. In regular operation, the batteries are maintained by an opportunity charging system. The connection between AGV and the charging station is made via mechanical contacts and the charge station features a smart charger and 8-bit optical transmitter/receiver
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