Hands-Free Handling

Weber, Austin
October 2008
Assembly;Oct2008, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p20
The article discusses the uses and features of automated guided vehicles (AGV). The entry notes that AGV traditionally operate in a loop and are used to transport parts, components and sub-assemblies from the warehouse to the assembly line. It cites that manufacturers' reliance on conveyor technology is one of the challenges faced by AGV vendors. Industry experts claim that the worldwide market for AGVs will grow at annual rate of 6 percent until 2017.


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