New Standard for Automatic Guided Vehicles Released


Friday, June 22, 2012

Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces the release of ANSI/ITSDF B56.5-2012, Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles.

Developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) canvass method and approved by ANSI, the standard is a guide to safety requirements for system suppliers, manufacturers, purchasers and users for the design, construction, application, operation and maintenance of unmanned guided industrial vehicles and automated functions of manned industrial vehicles.

ANSI/ITSDF B56.5-2012, Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles is available at no cost at http://www.itsdf.org/pB56.asp.

Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) members are the Industry's leading suppliers of automatic guided vehicle systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. Learn more about AGVS at www.mhia.org/agvs.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, supply chain & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) (704) 676-1190/800-345-1815 / cmiller@mhia.org.