Driverless vehicles allow not only to automate the internal transport process, but above all considerably increase its flexibility.
Unlike stationary roll feeders or conveyor belts, the same AGV robots can be used for a variety of tasks.
In addition, after reprogramming the route, they will move in a completely different environment.
In addition to roller conveyors, self-moving vehicles are often replacing fork-lift trucks carrying details of much heavier weight and dimensions.
Also, there are a number of benefits here, as transport using mobile robots is safer, the risk of damage to eg. packages under conversion, depreciation is much smaller, and the entire transport process is very predictable.
This allows a very transparent way to design and plan the supply cycle in the production plant, both in the field of material management and transport of finished products.
The AGV platform can transfer not only materials or finished products, but also multi-axis robot arms.
Finally, the mobile robot can itself be a mobile assembly station.
After integration with software like SCADA, synchronizing industrial processes, the AGV becomes part of the intelligent body of a modern factory.
Importantly, robots can remotely communicate with other devices and securely collaborate with people.
Occupational safety is ensured, among others thanks to the laser scanner with the safety function, which is responsible for detecting all obstacles appearing before the AGV robot. Thanks to its AGV action, you can react accordingly by slowing or stopping completely to avoid collisions.
Where are AGV mobile robots used?
The most popular industry for this type of robots is automotive, however other types of industries: FMCG, wood, furniture or machinery are also very interested in this kind of automation.
In principle, in all processes where an employee has to transfer large amounts of material over considerable distances, there is significant potential for the implementation of self guided vehicles.
What robot for my application?
WObit offers a family of robots MOBOT® AGV in-house production with a compact design. The construction of the robots is compact and can be performed in a one-sided or double-sided version.
The MOBOT® AGV family consists of several robot models with a lifting capacity from 100 to 1500 kg, thanks to which they can be used in a variety of tasks in many different industries.
They are distinguished by a truck docking system, which allows easy retooling of robots to transport completely different types of products by simply changing the truck.
The robot automatically hooks and detaches a given carriage using a system of automatically retractable pins.
A popular solution for moving smaller details is a carriage with automatically driven rollers. It can easily be integrated into the existing transport system in the factory.
Large and heavy components can be transported with the help of a pallet truck.
Another solution suited to the transport of large masses is a simple mechanical cart, dragged behind a robot.
Diverse parcels of smaller weights can also be conveniently transported and unloaded using the comb system.
Devices can efficiently work up to 12 hours on a single charge, which is ensured by two batteries, placed in special cassettes, enabling quick replacement (<3 min).
MOBOT® AGV can also be loaded using the charging station, which is connected manually or automatically.
The choice of a specific solution is always preceded by the analysis of the client's production processes. We invite you to contact our specialists who will choose the optimal solution for your needs.