Fully Autonomous Load Moving

Drive ROI, safety and operational efficiency with AGV solutions


Introduction to Automated Guided Vehicles


Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have the ability to be transformational when it comes to driving operational efficiency within industrial manufacturing. Featuring best-in-class navigation and safety technologies, AGVs remove the need for human operation, carrying out movement of products, equipment and materials on time, every time.

This not only makes the operation more efficient but protects your people from the stresses and injuries associated with manual handling, or higher risk load moving solutions. Furthermore, it also means your people can focus on tasks of greater value, driving additional ROI and efficiency.

AGV in Action: Toyota

Learn how Toyota Motor Manufacturing used an AGV system to automate its driving processes.

A world-leader in its field, the automotive manufacturer has achieved return on investment and improved operational efficiency when moving parts to the production line…

Built with benefits to supercharge your processes

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Increased Return on Investment

AGVs deliver greater ROI through increased efficiency and safety, better use of people resources, less risk of mechanical failure and greater flexibility.

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Maximum Safety Built-In

With in-built safety systems, environmental scanners, and optimum surrounding awareness – increased safety comes as standard.

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Efficiency Supercharged

Drive operational efficiency by carrying out tasks on time and at the optimal speed. Enjoy flexible layouts without the constraints of fixed infrastructure.

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Scalable Pulling Power

Our Automated Guided Vehicles are available with a capacity up to 30,000kg, enabling automated movement of even the heaviest of loads.


Delivering return on investment

An AGV can reach an ROI of between 50% and 150% when used for a single-shift over 3 years.

This can be dramatically increased to over 600% when the machine is used as part of a three-shift operation over a 5-year period.

Maximising safety for people and operating environments

AGVs ensure safety as standard, continually monitoring the operating environment, detecting hazards and taking the appropriate action to keep people and equipment safe.

Intelligent safety rated features

High level scanner

Outdoor weather detection

Speed adaptive safety system

Low level safety scanner

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Awareness and warning features

Flashing safety lights

Audio beacons and warnings

Emergency stop/Anti-crush button

Blue light/light curtain

An AGV that fits your application

Regardless of your current phase, we understand that switching to an AGV is an investment, even if it is one that will inevitably deliver increased ROI, efficiency and safety. Our skilled and experienced team is here to guide you with our tried and tested approach.

Our 5-step process:

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    1. The right machine for you

    Firstly, we put time into understanding your application.

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    2. The right navigation for your site

    We’ll explore which navigation system works best.

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    3. The right dispatch commands

    Next, our team will look at how the AGV gets its instructions to move or ‘pulse’ to the next location.

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    4. Integration with your systems

    Then, we look at where other system integrations are needed.

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    5. Optimise your safety systems

    Depending on the environment and application, identifying the right safety systems is key.

Why we're different. Our AGV capability


Weight Capacity

Move up to 30,000kg, enabling automated movement of even the heaviest of loads.

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MasterMover AGVs travel up to 2.5m per second even with heavier loads.

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Designed to travel inside, outside, in the rain, and even on slopes.

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All MasterMover products are manufactured to the highest standards, meaning they are reliable, durable and dependable.


Dual Mode

Easily be utilised for other tasks and jobs, helping drive additional ROI and flexibility.

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Our AGV does not rely upon WiFi like many other AGVs to operate.

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Battery Capacity

With a runtime of 10 hours, and 24 hours using multiple batteries. Operational efficiency is maximised.

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Custom Solutions

Our in-house team can design and build entire custom solutions, in stainless steel, and to ATEX and IP55 standards if required.


Best-in-class Navigation Technology for Automated Movements

Our Automated Guided Vehicles feature BlueBotics best-in-class ANT navigational technology. Natural navigation uses laser safety scanners to identify and then match permanent features in the environment, such as walls, pillars, and machines. Boasting impressive ANT technology, our AGVs are quick to install and require minimal infrastructure changes, allowing you benefit from automated movements right out of the box. Furthermore, natural navigation delivers a high degree of accuracy, ensuring materials are moved precisely, every time.  

Ready to learn more? 

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Answering your AGV questions

What is an automatic guided vehicle system?

For many people, AGVs are still unknown and so it’s no surprise that people ask “What is an AGV?'.  

Sometimes referred to as autonomous guided vehicles, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are a type of material handling system that travel autonomously - without the need for an operator or driver.  As a self guided vehicle, they improve efficiency and material flow by automating repetitive tasks. A range of different types of automatic guided vehicles exist including forklift AGV systems, towing AGV and tugger AGV systems, unit load AGVs, automated guided cart systems and automated load carriers.  

What are the benefits of a towing AGV system? 

A towing AGV system enables businesses across industrial manufacturing and logistics to drive operational efficiency, increase resource utilisation and reduce non-value adding tasks in their material handling processes.

With the rise in industrial automation, many businesses look to automatic guided vehicles to streamline the movement of heavy materials and loads, eliminating the need for human involvement.  

What industries use automated guided vehicle systems?

If you're interested in an automated guided vehicle system or autonomous vehicles, you're probably wondering what industries use them. Automation and automated equipment is becoming increasingly more accessible and adoption of automated technologies is no longer just seen in automotive environments.

Our AGV systems are used across industrial manufacturing, from plastics and metal manufacturing to automotive assembly.

Likewise, the repetitive nature of intralogistics processes in distribution and logistics continues to drive an increase in warehouse automation systems and automated guided vehicles. 

What is the difference between an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and an autonomous mobile robot (AMR)? 

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) differ primarily in their navigation capabilities.

AGVs rely on pre-defined routes or markers to follow a fixed path within a controlled environment, requiring physical infrastructure for guidance. In contrast, an autonomous mobile robot utilises advanced sensor systems and algorithms to autonomously navigate without the need for fixed infrastructure or predetermined routes.

AMRs can perceive their surroundings, avoid obstacles, and dynamically plan paths in real-time. AMRs are most commonly used to move lighter loads, with the most common design being a unit carrier or load carrier. 

What navigation technology do MasterMover automated guided vehicle systems use?

Our advanced AGVs feature best-in-class Autonomous Navigation Technology (ANT) by BlueBotics. ANT natural navigation requires no external infrastructure. Using sensors, the AGV maps its surrounding, during training, resulting in no need to reconstruct warehouse or production environments.  

But aren’t AGVs complex to install?

The different types of AGVs and their corresponding navigational methods dictate the ease of installation. For example, a line following system, an AGV system in its’ most simplistic form, enables simple cost-effective installation by simply sticking a line of tape that the machine follows.

For more complex systems, a reputable supplier will work with you to arrange installation at your site.

What happens if the AGV encounters an obstacle?

Our AGV integrates sensors and various components that receive, process and analyse data in real time and act accordingly. When an autonomous guided vehicle encounters an obstacle on its route, such as a pallet or person, it will stop if it detects that it could harm the operators. 

How will automation affect my employees?

AGV perfectly complements your existing workforce. AGVs do the heavy manual work, Removing or reducing the need for your staff to move materials, allowing your people to spend more time doing greater-value tasks. 

How does an AGV know where to go?

Our AGV navigation technologies include:

Line follow: A painted or magnetic line on the floor.

The AGV follows only the painted or magnetic line (including markers to tell it where to stop or change direction).

Natural: A navigation that requires no external infrastructure.

The AGV maps its surroundings using sensors during training runs, and stores the data onboard. 

Can it work outside?

Our AGVs, unlike others, are built to operate indoors, outdoors, on slopes, uneven terrain and even in the rain, ensuring production and manufacturing processes can reduce downtime with autonomous load moving between buildings. 

How fast can an AGV travel?

MasterMover AGVs travel up to 2.5m per second, even with a heavy load. AGVs are capable of adapting to the surrounding environment, slowing down at certain points i.e. through high pedestrian areas and then speeding up when necessary. 

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