Mobile Automation Group (MAG) 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.
Both Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are computer-controlled wheel-based load carriers (normally battery powered) that run on a plant or warehouse floor (or, if outdoors, on a paved surface). The main difference between AGVs and AMRs is how the path they follow is determined.
This difference leads to differing methodologies for ensuring safe operation for the two types of vehicle.
Mission: To promote the market awareness, growth, and effective use of driverless industrial vehicle systems (e.g. AGVS, AMRs, and AGCs)
Vision: To be the trusted, independent authority on driverless industrial vehicle systems
The MAG group is a collaboration of trusted industry leaders that provide:
MAG member companies meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for design, performance and safe operation of automatic guided vehicle systems. MAG members are committed to the development, maintenance and publishing of industry standard specifications for these systems.
MAG programs include:
|Introduction to AGVs|
|Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems: How They Work|
|The Benefits of the Automated Guided Vehicles in the Smart Manufacturing Industry of Tomorrow|
|MAG Industry Group Releases Summer 2012 Quarterly Report|
|Automatic Guided Vehicle Industry Reports Highest Sales in Many Years|
|74% percent of manufacturing and distribution professionals are considering automation for their operations|
|New Standard for Automatic Guided Vehicles Released|
|Operational Performance and Investment Plans In Warehousing, Distribution and Manufacturing|
ANSI/ITSDF B56.5-2012, Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of powered, not mechanically restrained, unmanned automatic guided industrial vehicles and the system of which the vehicles are a part. It also applies to vehicles originally designed to operate exclusively in a manned mode but which are subsequently modified to operate in an unmanned, automatic mode, or in a semiautomatic, manual, or maintenance mode.
Caleb Needham, Indiana State University
The $2,000 MAG Honor Scholarship has been awarded to Caleb Needham. Caleb is a senior Industrial Engineering student at Indiana State University with a triple minor in supply chain management, business analytics and sales and negotiation. He is actively involved in the ISU College of Technology Dean's Student Advisory Council and the Association of Supply Chain Management Club at school.
Noe van Bergen
KION North America Corporation