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Blog Post – 3 months ago today at ProMat, Dematic Egemin AGV presentation: No school like the old school: How AGV technology continues to be a viable component in effective material handling automation solutions

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3 months ago at the ProMat show, Dematic Egemin’s Nathan Wolf and John Clark gave a presentation:

No school like the old school:
How AGV technology continues to be a viable component in effective material handling automation solutions

If you weren’t able to attend the presentation, you’re in luck as audio and PDF copies of it are now available.

In the presentation, the idea that AGV technology is outdated is quickly put to rest. While the technology was brought to market originally in the 1950s, the AGVs of today are far different than those early machines.

Expanded use cases, increased functionality, and advanced technology make today’s AGVs more like autonomous mobile robots able to do virtually any functionality than a manual fork truck can do in an automated AGV fashion.

This includes:

  • Deep lane stacking
  • Automatic trailer loading/unloading
  • Conveyor picks/drops
  • Racking picks/drops
  • Cold storage
  • Floor stacking
  • Narrow and very narrow storage

In addition, hybrid AGV vehicles, which begin as manual fork or tugger vehicles, can be automated, creating automatic vehicles that can operate as an AGV or manually, depending on the need.

The overall result is that the world of AGVs is very much alive, delivering a faster ROI than ever before.