AGV Systems

Reliable, Autonomous Mobile Robotic Solutions

Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) systems from Dematic are fully autonomous robots that move and transport items in production, warehouse, and distribution centers without manual intervention or permanent conveying systems.

Dematic AGV Systems follow configurable guide paths to optimize storage, picking, and transport functions in a wide variety of environments where space is at a premium. Our unmatched portfolio of AGV systems boost productivity, limit product damage, reduce labor costs, and scale to support growing automation operations.

Benefits of Dematic AGV Systems

  • Lessens labor requirements by removing the need to find workers for repetitive, unappealing jobs 
  • Reduces product damage by replacing conventional forklift trucks
  • Improves shipping speed and accuracy with automated product movement from shelf to shipping
  • Enhances workplace safety by eliminating forklift truck-related accidents caused by human error
  • Increases flexibility by providing systematic interfaces with a variety of stands, automation, and manufacturing operations

Typical Applications for Dematic AGV Systems

Dematic Automated Guided Vehicles are ideal for applications that include horizontal transport, storage and retrieval of materials, inventory management, and replenishment in support of distribution and order fulfillment:

  • Goods Receiving & Raw Materials Handling: Dematic AGVs manage the full receiving process from trailer to processing lines, providing just-in-time delivery of raw materials to ensure production processes are always up and running.
  • Automated Storage & Retrieval: Dematic AGVs can function as an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS). Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) AGVs can operate within existing aisle infrastructure and can operate between several aisles for additional flexibility.
  • Transport to/from Automated Storage: Dematic AGVs are an effective transportation link between a storage system (such as an AS/RS) and picking or shipping by automating repetitive product flow, reducing product touches and damage. 
  • Automatic Truck Loading/Unloading: Dematic automated trailer loading (ATL) and unloading (ATUL) AGVs automatically load and unload semitrailers, carrying up to four pallets at a time.
  • End-of-Line Transport: Dematic AGVs are the perfect link in an end-of-line automation chain, working effectively with robot palletizers and stretch wrappers to pick finished pallets from conveyors for automatic transport.
  • Roll Handling: Dematic AGVs modified with load handling devices handle non-standard loads (such as large rolls of newsprint or vinyl flooring) to tilt, rotate, and deliver loads as part of an automated process.
  • Clamp Handling: Dematic AGVs modified with load handling devices secure and carry unstable loads with side or top clamps to transport a wide variety of pallet-based unit loads.

Dematic AGV Family

Dematic Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are autonomous vehicles designed to transport materials for automated delivery and storage systems. AGVs have a wide variety functions, equally adept in production facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers.

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Case Study

AER Manufacturing

The Challenge:
AER Manufacturing builds all components and completes final assembly of OEM replacement motors for major automobile manufacturers. AER replaced an aging AGV system with Dematic Compact Tuggers.

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