Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

AGV Drive Unit facilitates parts transport.

AGV Drive Unit facilitates parts transport.

Featuring low profile design, BST AGV Drive Unit consists of drive motor, 24 Vdc power supply, control electronics, and guidance sensors. Unit travels along magnetic tape guide path, glides under stationary push cart, and engages cart by extending catch pin into cart's frame. Drive then conveys cart to required workstations or load/unload points and disengages from cart. Offering capacity of...

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ND SatCom and BASE TEN Present First 'Satcom on the Move' Robotic Vehicle to the German Armed Forces

Friedrichshafen, April 13, 2006 - ND SatCom, a leading global provider of satellite-based communication network solutions for commercial and defence applications, has together with its partner BASE TEN finalized the world's first unmanned 'Satcom on the Move' controlled robotic vehicle system, RoboScout®, to the German Armed Forces. The demonstration presentation of the vehicle marked the...

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Automatic Guided Vehicle loads trailers unattended.

Automatic Guided Vehicle loads trailers unattended.

Designed for 24/7 trailer loading and warehousing, SmartLoader(TM) provides unmanned solution that adapts to various trailer sizes and skew angles without manual modification. Inertial guidance system relies upon transponders embedded in floor that identify its exact location. AGV maneuvers around warehouse utilizing Vehicle Control Computer, which maintains intended path and performs required...

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Distillation 101: A Guide to Distillation and Separation Technologies

Distillation is a separation unit operation that involves multiple countercurrent-stage steps, separating two or more volatile components. This results in the contact of liquid and vapor most generally in counterflow. Distillation 101: A Guide to Distillation and Separation Technologies provides an in-depth look at everything you need to know about distillation, including: Design procedures Equipment components Applications

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JAI PULNiX Camera Guides Stanford Racing Team to DARPA Victory

On October 8, 2005, a driverless Volkswagen Touareg SUV named Stanley completed a 132-mile course through the Mohave Desert in Nevada in six hours and 53 minutes to win a $2M prize. The contest, known as the DARPA 2005 Grand Challenge, was sponsored by the Pentagon to encourage the development of robot-guided vehicles to make the transport of supplies in hazardous zones safer for humans. The...

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Automated Guided Vehicle suits palletizing applications.

Using laser guided system, Automated Guided Vehicle features lift capacity of 2,000 lb, 2-stage mast for 110 in. vertical lift, and can travel at 230 fpm. By adding AGV to palletizing process, manufacturers can eliminate use of pallet conveyors and damage caused by human error. Supported by Danaher NDC8 platform, driverless automated forklift can be navigated through manufacturing plants using...

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Rail-Guided Vehicle System facilitates material transfer.

Rail-Guided Vehicle System facilitates material transfer.

Modular and reconfigurable, FlexTrolley ARGV System(TM) combines precision of chain conveyor with independent control of AGV. Each part is fixtured and mounted on self-driven wheeled trolley, guided along slotted track on floor, which runs between stations on line. Full 360° access along horizontal plane allows operators to move freely around trolleys. Each trolley is driven by high-speed...

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Tow Vehicle has on-board Pentium PC and diagnostics.

Tow Vehicle has on-board Pentium PC and diagnostics.

Included in Odyssey line of Automated Guided Vehicles, TW-6 laser-guided robotic towing vehicle is rated with 6,000 lb capacity but can pull as much as 13,000 lb. Features include dual laser bumper systems, automatic unhitch and tow design, and point-and-click function that facilitates guidepath changes. Modular design accommodates different battery and drive configurations, and hitch package can...

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Roll Handling AGV is suited for paper industries.

Roll Handling AGV is suited for paper industries.

Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) helps automate process of handling rolls; it handles loads of varying sizes and weights with minimal product damage. Roll handling vehicles are available in fork, probe, lift, and clamp types, all of which are offered with various forms of navigation including laser guidance. Vehicle also incorporates non-contact safety bumpers.

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Automatic Guided Vehicles simplify material handling.

Automatic Guided Vehicles simplify material handling.

FLEXITRACK® vehicles read path mapped on floor with removable adhesive tape. Units are capable of towing or carrying loads from 300-3,000 lb. Powered by 24 or 48 Vdc batteries, they travel up to 2.3 fps. Each vehicle can store up to 20 different paths in memory. System can be controlled by FLEXIMANAGER®, which consists of central control unit, call terminals, visualization and validation...

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