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Worker Shortages in Manufacturing Make AGVs More Beneficial Than Ever

Worker Shortages in Manufacturing Make AGVs More Beneficial Than Ever

A Brief History of AGVs The first AGVs were introduced to industry in the 1950s, by Barrett Electronics of Northbrook, Illinois. It was simply a tow truck that followed a wire in the floor instead of a rail. This innovation inspired more ideas to improve the technology, leading to a new type of AGV, which […]

FRED2500’s AGV top can handle standard pallet’s or be customized to meet unique needs.

The Benefits and Disadvantages of AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles)

AGV’s are becoming more common on manufacturing floors. And why not? They can offer assistance with labor shortages and employee turnover, reduce labor costs, do non-value-added work and increase efficiency and safety—all critical in today’s highly-competitive global market. However, there are some disadvantages with today’s AGVs. First, many small to mid-size manufacturers find the costs […]