There is no absenteeism and no restrictions on work hours with robotic tuggers
," Keppler says.
Empty tote dropoff: When the parts dropoff is complete, the tugger
is sent back to a pickup location (1), where the empty totes are unloaded and full totes are loaded for the next delivery.
The key to those systems, according to Larry Tyler, vice president of sales and marketing for K-Tec/ Kinetic Technologies, is the reduction of a facility's current fleet of fork trucks by replacing some of them with tugger
and cart systems.
The solution involved a fleet of four tuggers
and carts to satisfy the majority of parts movement between the warehouse and the line.
When directed by the system, a tugger
operator will connect to a train of three full carts.
22 conventional, man-operated tuggers
(Toyota Material Handling U.
The system consists of one tape-guided jack pin tugger
AGC that transports three of the carts throughout the layout.
We're now beginning to seen entire manufacturing operations being revolutionized by the application of AGVs and their first cousins, including automatic guided carts (AGCs), automatic guided tuggers
(AGTs), and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that use lasers and vision systems to learn the layout of your facility free of any fixed path.
The system at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky's, or TMMK, manufacturing plant brings together automatic guided tuggers
(AGT) and automatic guided carts (AGC) to create a lean and efficient subassembly production system.
When KIA made the decision for parts and components to be pulled by tuggers
or manually by operators to the line, it knew back and shoulder injuries could have a dramatic impact on the company's productivity and profitability.
The iPads are mounted on lift trucks, carts or on a pole affixed to a tugger
dolly, depending on the job being performed.
The new SmartCart model 300 Tugger
Tunnel (300 TT) has been added to the supplier's line of automatic guided carts.