AGVs you can trust

Discover why MasterMover AGVs are trusted by the world’s leading manufacturers.

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AGV electric tug range by MasterMover

The trusted choice for Automated Guided Vehicles

At MasterMover, we understand that switching to an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) solution can be a big investment decision. We also know that choosing the wrong equipment can have long-term implications. That’s why our skilled team can draw upon more than 25 years of towing experience to guide you in selecting the right equipment.  

Our products range in size up to a capacity of 66,000 lbs. Each one features best-in-class BlueBotics navigation technology and built-in safety systems. And because we already work with Tier 1 OEMs like Toyota, you know you can trust our AGVs to deliver greater ROI than competing products through increased safety and efficiency.

AGVs in Action: Toyota

Learn how Toyota Motor Manufacturing used an AGV system to automate its driving processes. 
 
A world-leader in its field, Toyota improved its return on investment and operational efficiency in moving parts to the production line.

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Navigation and machines you can trust

All our AGVs feature BlueBotics best-in-class Autonomous Navigation Technology. BlueBotics encompasses more than 20 years of proven technological experience working with 4,500 products driving more than 6 million miles. No wonder they’re trusted by leading companies the world over.

MasterMover’s high-performance product range delivers all the benefits of our partnership in the form of a robust AGV solution that will boost your ROI now and well into the future. 

AGV electric tuggers by range

MasterTow AGV electric tow tugger range

MasterTow AGV Range

Up to 44,000 lbs.

MasterTow AGVs were designed to tow multiple loads with scalable autonomous connecting.

Featuring full natural navigation, they are programmed to integrate with your existing environment like shutter doors and traffic light systems for safe, efficient operation. 

MasterHandler AGV electric tug range

MasterHandler AGV Range

Up to 13,200 lbs.

MasterHandler AGVs, despite their compact size, are capable of delivering a powerful load-moving performance.

With full natural navigation and compact dimensions, every model performs precise movements, making them ideal for busy and congested environments like modern factories, where safety and efficiency are paramount. 

Flatbed AGV electric tug range

Flatbed AGV Range

Up to 22,000 lbs. 

Unlike competing large and cumbersome units, our Flatbed AGVs are quality load carriers that are built to last.

Our AGVs are highly maneuverable and can pivot on the spot, making them ideal for working in tight spaces. Seamless integration enables ultimate efficiency and safety in any environment. 

Why we're different. Our AGV capability

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Weight Capacity

Our AGVs move up to 66,000 lbs., enabling automated movement of even the heaviest loads.

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Speed

MasterMover AGVs travel up to 8 feet per second even with heavy loads. 

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Terrain

They’re designed to travel inside, outside, in the rain, and even on slopes.

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Durability

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

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Dual Mode

They can also be assigned to other tasks and jobs, helping to drive additional ROI and flexibility. 

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Intelligence

Our AGVs do not rely on WiFi to operate, like many other AGVs.  

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Battery Capacity

We built in a runtime of 10 hours with a single battery and 24 hours using multiple batteries, so operational efficiency is maximized. 

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Custom Solutions

Our in-house team can design and build custom solutions in stainless steel and to specific environmental standards, if required.  

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Delivering return on investment

Our AGVs can reach an ROI of between 50 percent and 150 percent for a single shift over a three-year period.  

Your ROI can be dramatically increased to more than 600 percent when the machine is used as part of a three-shift operation over a five-year period. 

Built with benefits to supercharge your processes

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Increased Return on Investment

Our 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

Built-in safety systems, environmental scanners and optimum surrounding awareness provide increased safety on the job.

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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 of up to 66,000 lbs., thus enabling automated movement of even the heaviest loads. 

An AGV that fits your application

We understand that switching to an AGV is a costly investment, even if it is one that will deliver increased ROI, efficiency and safety. Our skilled and experienced team is standing by, ready to guide you in your selection using our tried and tested approach. 

Our 5-step process:

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    1. Recommending the right machine for you

    We invest time and experience in evaluating your application. 

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    2. Determining the right navigation for your site

    We determine which navigation system works best for your particular needs. 

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    3. Evaluating the right dispatch commands

    Our team looks at how the AGV gets its instructions to move or “pulse” to the next location. 

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    4. Integrating with your systems

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

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    5. And, finally, optimizing your safety systems

    Depending on your work environment and application, we identify the right safety systems to meet your specific needs.  

Maximizing safety for people and operating environments 

Our AGVs provide an added measure of safety to the operator and the operating environment. They continually monitor 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

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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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