Traditional logistics trains are most often used in processes in which components must be delivered to production stations, therefore they support the warehouse and production area. Usually, a certain number of components need to be delivered within a given unit of time. It is possible to provide more diverse material at once. It is a good solution to support several positions at the same time.
Internal transport is a constant field for optimization, because as an important part of the logistics chain this part of processes has a significant impact on the efficiency of the whole. Hence, manufacturing companies that implement innovative solutions are increasingly replacing long logistic trains with autonomous mobile robots.
Flexibility above all
The team of mobile robots is definitely more flexible. In the place where the route connects, robots can form a convoy functioning similar to a logistic train, but where it is desirable to carry out individual tasks, they can freely choose the direction of movement. This allows you to significantly optimize and accelerate the delivery of cargo.
AGV robots take up less space than logistic trains, as they typically carry loads over themselves and do not require human control.
Importantly, robots can perform many loads and unloadings during one pass by moving between different production stations. Automatically controlled, they can also flexibly respond to the current demand of goods.
An important aspect is also increasing the level of security when using mobile robots. The risk of collision is minimized, and automatic transport also improves the safety of transported goods, which has a significant impact on ensuring their high quality.
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