Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group announces the publication of The Fundamentals of AGV Acceptance Testing. While every AGV system is unique, this guide provides best practices being used by the members of the AGVS.
The Fundamentals of AGV Acceptance Testing can assist AGVS users as they develop a defined process to verify that their system is performing and operating as designed. The guide details the necessity of creating a specification document in the early stages of the project that clearly defines performance requirements and acceptance criteria that will guide users through evaluation, delivers and acceptance of the final system. The Fundamentals of AGV Acceptance Testing also includes ways to improve the specification document and includes keyword definitions and types of performance characteristics.
The Fundamentals of AGV Acceptance Testing is offered at no cost as a download on MHIA.org. Click here to download the document.
Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) is an Industry Group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). AGVS members are the leading suppliers of Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems. Many are supplying systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. AGVS member companies meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for design, performance and safe operation of automatic guided vehicle systems. AGVS members are committed to the development, maintenance and publishing of industry standard specifications for these systems.
MHIA is an international trade association that has represented this industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling 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 NA 2010 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: For more information on MHIA activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190/800-345-1815.