Recently our Co-Founder Claus Lenz wrote an article on AGV Scenario Evaluation for industry leading website MHI.org. Here is a brief excerpt of the article. A link to read the full article is included below.
Planning for AGVs
The need to implement material handling automation for factory and warehouse logistics is an obvious step on the Industry 4.0 path. AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) and AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) can provide tremendous improvements in productivity and throughput.
But figuring out exactly how many, what type, how much battery capacity, changes to floor planning and many other consideration can be a daunting task. Which is why a digital twin should be your first weapon when tackling this critical planning task. With the right digital twin in hand, AGV / AMR vendors and their clients have the perfect tool to capture requirements, explore scenarios and measure ROI…