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7 Benefits of Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV)

  • Handyman on the scene

    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.

  • operational-costs

    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!

  • labor-costs

    AGVs operate 24/7, reducing manpower
    Owners will spend less money on forklift drivers which includes:
    Wages
    Benefits
    Lost time
    Human resources (recruitment)
    Training
    Injuries

  • inventory-control

    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

  • product-facility-damage

    AGVs feature laser safety bumpers, which stop the vehicles from running into:
    Other equipment
    Inventory
    Walls and racks
    AGV’s run at constant speed (average speed) and this means no jerks results increasing the safety of the product.

  • flexibility-industries

    Easily installed and modified
    Scalable
    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)
    Modular
    Change vehicles’ carriers to accommodate new products/loads

  • return-on-investments

    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
    • Vacation
    • Lunch/Coffee break
    • Inefficiency
    • Fuel
    • Bonuses and Increments