SMART CARTS & AGV
Scalable Material Handling
A unique advantage to SmartCart AGCs is that you “only purchase the throughput you need – when you need it”. While conventional conveyor requires you buy the entire throughput at once.
This allows a system to be installed inexpensively to perform a low throughput. Then as activity/revenue increases, so can your throughput. Portable Material Handling A SmartCart AGC system can be installed in an area or facility this year and quite easily moved and retooled as necessary.
A SmartCart AGC module is like an engine/chassis in an automobile, changing the outer shell changes it’s purpose while allowing you to keep the core the same. This means that as economies change so can where you put your automation.
Magnetic Tape and Flat Transponder Tags are about a 1/16” thick, so they can mount “on” the floor, with no need for drilling or cutting.
Installation is as easy as: sweep the floor, measure and snap some chalk lines, mark your turn radii, stick down your tape and transponders, and run your SmartCart AGCs.
Floor mounted conveyor can impede access. But since all of the floor level installation is noninvasive, SmartCart AGC systems only create orchestrated traffic. Access is only blocked while travelling through an area or while sitting in a station.
Simple system changes can be made in a matter of hours. Extensive system changes can usually be made over a weekend.
Less Potential System Downtime
When a drive fails in a conventional conveyor system it can bring the whole system to a halt while repairs are made. If a SmartCart AGC ever fails it only halts the system until the cart can be moved out of the way allowing for reduced system throughput while repairs are made.
Clean and Quiet
No chains and sprockets means that the hassle and noise are eliminated.