Dematic, an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for supply chain environments, has launched its new Table-Top (TT) Series of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), offering high-accuracy and agile navigation for improved flexibility within the warehouse.
With a unit weight of less than 500 kg, but the capability to carry 1500 kg, the new TT Series AGV is the smallest and most agile AGV in Dematic’s range. TT Series AGVs are available as standard with a table-top lift, optional conveyor or custom model, and run on high-performance 24 volt lithium batteries with automatic opportunity charging.
The AGV’s high-precision navigation of the warehouse floor, combined with its dexterous, flat-surface design allows it to utilise any warehouse space, eliminating the need for extensive use of pallet conveyors. With a smaller turning circle than a forklift truck, it can easily manoeuvre in tight spaces.
“The robust design of the TT Series AGV means it can withstand the typically challenging environment of a warehouse, all whilst providing a 360-degree safety field of protection with automatic sensors to detect any obstruction, and enabling it to co-work with operators and forklift trucks,” says Tony Raggio, general manager for AGVs at Dematic.
“The TT Series is a game-changer for supply chain operations looking to make the most of a smaller warehouse space, with the reliability of a flexible, high-accuracy AGV.”
The TT Series AGV provides an open-plan automated solution, with flexibility to cater for any ongoing business demands. It offers the latest in navigation technology, using laser and natural guidance or floor-embedded QR codes to travel around the warehouse with accurate positioning – travelling at speeds of up to 2 m per second. As operational requirements change, as with all Dematic AGVs, the TT’s paths can be reconfigured.
It has a wide range of possible applications within the warehouse, including point-to-point transfers, conveyor to conveyor, production lines to delivery, robot palletising and picking cells, empty and full pallet handling, raw materials handling, and pick and go.
“The integration of AGVs in warehouses has become increasingly beneficial for industries looking to increase their productivity – offering 24/7 operations with incredible accuracy, improved fulfilment efficiency, and reliability to optimise all channels of the supply chain,” continues Tony. “The new TT Series AGV is a great new addition to Dematic’s popular AGV range.”
The Dematic AGV Manage warehouse control system (WCS) can communicate with any existing warehouse management system (WMS), as well as connect directly with automatic palletisers and robot cells in the warehouse.