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Analysis of the Development and Prospect of AGV

When it comes to handling equipment, the first thing most people think of is traditional handling equipment such as forklift and handling trolley. With the development of intelligence and automation, the demand of manufacturing industry for automation and intelligence is increasing. Therefore, the demand for improving the logistics efficiency of the manufacturing system and the production efficiency of the whole production system is stronger. AGV automatic carrier emerges as the times require. Material transportation by AGV vehicle can effectively improve the logistics automation level and transportation efficiency, and greatly save time and cost.

Although AGV is used in many manufacturing industries, do you really know AGV and its development and future? Next, we will give you a relevant introduction and analyze the prospect of AGV for you.

Ⅰ. What is an AGV vehicle?

AGV is the abbreviation of automated guided vehicle. AGV refers to a transport vehicle equipped with electromagnetic or optical automatic guidance devices, which can travel along the specified guidance path with safety protection and various transfer functions. It is a carrier without driver in industrial application, and its power source is rechargeable battery.

Ⅱ. Development and prospect analysis of AGV vehicle

In the future, the focus of AGV application will shift from indoor to outdoor. At present, AGV is widely used indoors, but with the development of demand, outdoor or semi outdoor AGV technology will be gradually improved and applied.

Outdoor AGV technology has always been a difficulty in application, which is mainly subject to relatively bad natural conditions, such as temperature, humidity, sunshine, fog, rain, snow and other weather.

At present, AGV vehicles are developing in the following directions:

1. Continuous improvement of performance

With the development of science and technology, the performance of AGV trolley continues to improve (high speed, high precision, high reliability and convenient operation and maintenance).

2. Modularization

The mechanical structure of AGV is developing towards modularization and easy reconstruction such as the integration of motor, reducer and detection system in the power module. The whole AGV machine is reconfigured by mechanical module and bearing module.

3. Integration

AGV control system is developing towards PC system open controller, which is convenient for standardization, networking with system integration, modular structure, compatibility, scalability, operability and remote maintenance.

4. Multisensor fusion

In the future, AGV vehicles not only use the traditional position, speed and acceleration, but also use a variety of intelligent sensor fusion technologies such as machine vision and force feedback for decision-making and control.

5. Flexibility

The automation and informatization of AGV trolley require the handling robot to improve the machining accuracy and production efficiency of parts and shorten the product manufacturing cycle.

6. High precision

AGV intelligent handling trolley is required to improve the operation accuracy, monitoring accuracy and obstacle avoidance accuracy , which are also receiving more and more attention.

7. Networking

The market requires AGV to have two-way and high-speed network communication function. It is very important for AGV robot to ensure the smooth flow of information among various departments.

8. Multimedia

In the future, AGV cart will be more convenient for non professional users, which can be operated directly through the menu of Android operation interface or tablet.

The development of AGV cart will bring more opportunities and challenges to the manufacturing industry.

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