ATLANTA, GEORGIA – October 16, 2018 – Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, has released a new white paper that provides a technology update regarding Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). The white paper, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) vs. Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs): Debunking the Myths, describes and clarifies the capabilities of both technologies.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have long been recognized as the efficient mobile automation solution to move raw materials, work-in-process materials and finished goods in manufacturing operations as well as supporting order fulfillment functions in warehouses and distribution centers. Recently, a new variation of mobile automation has appeared: Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR). The producers of AMRs have defined this technology as a completely new category of automation. The reality is that AMRs are a subset of AGVs focused on a specific navigation technology, physical size/payload capabilities, environment, and routing abilities.
“Vision-based guidance, dynamic routing, and 3-D sensors are some of the design elements and attributes common to both AMR’s and AGVs” says Tom Kaminski, Vice President Mobile Automation with Dematic. “This white paper describes the universal attributes of Automated Guided Vehicles and Autonomous Mobile Robots, and how both these technologies enhance intra-logistics effectiveness.”
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.