Manufacturers need to move raw materials, work-in-process, parts, tools and finished goods around the plant as well as efficiently remove scrap and other waste from the facility.
Manual labor isn’t the answer – with unemployment near all-time lows, there are too few workers, and the materials are often too heavy or dangerous (i.e., sharp edges) for employees to move safely. So manufacturers have turned to automated systems such as AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) and AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots).
Both have their benefits in today’s manufacturing facilities. So what’s the difference?
Download this paper to discover some key differences between AMRs and AGVs and in what situations you should choose one over the other.