Dematic, a supplier of integrated automated technology, software, and services, has released its Dematic Compact, which is a modular Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system for the transport and staging of pallets in production and warehousing operations. The compact AGV is designed to accommodate point-to-point transfer of pallets, skids, racks, tubs, and rolls with automated pick-up, transport, and drop-off. The Dematic Compact AGV is a pallet delivery system for repetitive material transport tasks in multi-shift operations.
The company’s AGV vehicles share a common frame structure and drive module to which the load-handling device is mounted. The Dematic Compact AGV formats include straddle fork, counter-balance fork, and tugger. Onboard vehicle control software and system control software is standardized for all vehicle formats to enable fast and easy configuration, according to the company.
The Dematic Compact AGV is designed to provide the functionality of conventional Dematic AGVs, but in a pre-engineered, modular format for low to mid capacity applications. This design is meant to allow for a smaller size or “compact” vehicle that can operate more efficiently within the layout of the facility. In addition, the pre-engineered modular vehicle design is made to support high uptime, simple maintenance procedures, a short implementation schedule, and a lower price point.