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Productive tugger automated guided vehicles
Tugger AGVs pull non-driven carts that are charged with loads, either manually or automatically with an actuated hitch. These type of automated guided vehicles are the most productive AGVs as they are capable of carrying more goods than any other type. This allows for a considerable increase in capacity and efficiency, especially compared to traditional forklift trucks.
Man-aboard or unmanned tuggers
The standard vehicle design for tuggers is the unmanned version. However, when frequent manual interaction is required the man-aboard tugger version may be required. When an operator takes over, the vehicle switches immediately to manual mode preventing automatic use.
Tuggers are also used to tow goods between different warehouses within an industrial site. This is possible through the unique multi-mode navigation feature which allows for combining different navigation methods on the same tugger AGV. Automatic transport with tugger vehicles lead to more efficient operations and avoid the heavy traffic of diesel engine trucks.
A typical tugger application
A typical tugger vehicle application consists of a regular loop with predetermined stop locations. Every AGV is assigned a set of consecutive stops where operators can add or remove goods and trailers before releasing the vehicle to its next stop. The list of stops is freely and easily configurable at any time.
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Georgia Pacific Spain
“We decided to automate the internal transport with Egemin AGVs because it allowed us to save on labour costs and to significantly increase traffic safety within our plant.”