7 Benefits of Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV)
- Improve Safety
- Reduce Operational Cost
- Reduce Labor Cost
- Total Inventory Control
- Decreases Product & Facility Damage
- Allow Flexibility
- High Return on Investment
Improved safety of workers is guaranteed due to the presence of contactless sensors which allows the AGV to stop instantly.
Presence of sirens and lights alerts workers of the oncoming AGV.
The AGV travels on designated paths which have been prescribed by users, thus areas with high traffic or a non-safe path can be avoided.
AGV’s help eliminate accidents and personal injuries.
Costs less than forklifts
Reduce utility costs as the AGVs can operate in lights-out environment
It can work at a steady consistent speed leading to lower maintenance
It works 24/7 non-stop!
AGVs operate 24/7, reducing manpower
Owners will spend less money on forklift drivers which includes:
Human resources (recruitment)
Position and status of AGVs are constantly tracked and controlled by a computer system
AGVs’ control system can integrate with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Inventory can be identified by RFID or Barcodes
AGVs feature laser safety bumpers, which stop the vehicles from running into:
Walls and racks
AGV’s run at constant speed (average speed) and this means no jerks results increasing the safety of the product.
Easily installed and modified
Clean and quiet
Not a permanent obstacle and keep aisles clear
Easily moved and retooled
AGVs can integrate with other equipment (ASRS-Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, forklifts, conveyors, WMS- Warehouse Management Systems)
Change vehicles’ carriers to accommodate new products/loads
Minimum Wage (2 shifts only)* RM4000 Forklift Rental RM1900 Total/Month RM5900 Year Payment for A Forklift RM70800 *Includes Visa, Training, Managerial Cost
Does not include the following disadvantages:
- Workers need break
- Sick leave
- Lunch/Coffee break
- Bonuses and Increments