RC20 Robot: Smart Carrying Robot
This is partly due to the aim of manufacturing, assembly, logistics, and distribution plants and warehouses to lower labor costs with automation and lean processes. Right now, the automotive industry dominates AGV use (at 25% of all applications) but growing drivers are global industrialization, e-commerce, and interest in leveraging IIoT functionality (with integration of automation with enterprise-level operations) in an array of other industries. Software (and control, guidance, and collision-avoidance electronics) on today’s AGVs have enhanced their affordability and functionality. Kion Group (which owns what was Egemin — now part of Dematic) offers no fewer than six AGV software modules for warehouse management, safe AGV movement and AGV traffic optimization, navigation and mapping, and overall coordination of material flow. Another standout offering is Transbotics Movement Optimizer software developed by Transbotics Corp. engineers to let AGVs transmit and receive system and IoT-level data to communicate vehicle status, inventory information, and other controls.
- Country: USA
- Company: Vecna Robotics