8 benefits of AGV systems
Now you understand the differences and types of AGV technology available, the next question you’ve probably got is “what are the benefits of an AGV system?”.
From delivering repeatable movements to increasing safety within congested production environments, AGV systems can provide an array of benefits for industrial manufacturing environments.
1. AGVs improve efficiency and throughput
Without the need for an operator, AGV systems dramatically reduce bottlenecks and downtime associated with waiting for licensed drivers or operators.
2. They deliver consistent movements
Automated guided vehicles deliver repeatable movements, every time. This delivers safe, precise movements by removing room for human error.
3. They reduce labour time
Freeing up employees for value-adding tasks help you make better use of your people and address potential labour shortages.
4. They lower costs
They deliver a greater return on investment by optimising people resources and facilitating a 24/7 operation.
AGV systems can also help to reduce accidents and injuries, which can lead to lower insurance premiums and compensation claims.
5. They’re flexible and scalable
Can be easily switched to a manual operation mode to move any wheeled load within their weight capability. This enables them to carry out a wider range of tasks, delivering a flexible solution that allows you to scale up or down operations as needed.
6. They’re safe
AGVs are equipped with collision avoidance sensors and extensive safety systems to keep people, products, and plant equipment safe.
7. They’re customisable
They can be fully customised to fit the specific needs of your processes and operations.
8. They’re environmentally friendly
They are emissions-free and help reduce noise pollution and as they’re 100% electric, .
Interested in discussing an AGV system for your operations?
MasterMover offers a range of AGV solutions that can be tailored to your specific needs. If you’d like to learn more about AGVs and our unique offerings at MasterMover, download our ‘Guide to Automated Guided Vehicles’ today.