the ideal solution for automating transport tasks

Automated guided WEASEL®

The automated guided vehicle WEASEL® from SSI SCHAEFER

The automated guided vehicle WEASEL® from SSI SCHAEFER is the ideal solution for automating transport tasks in existing as well as new storage systems. Flexible and highly efficient, the WEASEL® guarantees the safe transport of your containers, cartons, and even hanging goods. You can also use the WEASEL® in other areas, for supplying or disposing production as an example.

The transport vehicles can be equipped for manual, semi-automated, or fully automated operation, depending on your requirements. Employees can supply a manual transfer station in advance, for example. The especially for these tasks developed WEASEL® fleet controller handles the job of sending the WEASEL® to the corresponding station. The WEASEL® then automatically picks up the load carriers. Using a transfer conveyor makes the transfer process even more efficient. The conveyor has space for a large number of containers and is capable of buffering them and distributing them among the available vehicles in a dynamic process. In addition, it can also receive goods from the WEASEL® and transfer these to conventional conveying systems.


Flexible and highly efficient.


Automated guided vehicles become an integral part of the solution portfolio for fully-automated intralogistics systems.

Award-winning technology

"Best of 2016” industry prize along with the IFOY Award in the Intralogistics Solutions” category.



In 2016, our AGV WEASEL® received two awards: the “Best of 2016” industry prize along with the IFOY (International Forklift Truck of the Year) Award in the “Intralogistics Solutions” category.

Navigation and benefits

Flexible with no access restrictions - goods transport of totes, boxes and small parts.

In contrast to conventional auto-guided transport systems, the WEASEL® does not require numerous sensors or a complex control system. Instead, the WEASEL® fleet navigates along an optically designated lane. This lane can be applied quickly and easily and can also be modified at any time to match your requirements. The WEASEL® achieves speeds of up to 1 meter per second on paths.

WEASEL® systems are flexible, scalable, and can be integrated into existing intralogistics solutions without extensive work. The standardized control software can be installed quickly and easily, which enables the system to be scaled up or down at short notice. The transport orders are generated by manually activated radio commands, third-party systems such as production machines with a PLC, or your material flow system. A fleet controller manages the orders and assigns them to the corresponding vehicles.

The energy is supplied via maintenance-free battery packs that can be recharged manually in a charging cabinet automatically via floor contacts. Depending on system utilization the WEASEL® can achieve operating times of up to 12 hours with one battery charge.

  • Gentle and safe transport of containers, cartons, and hanging goods (up to 35 kg)

  • Barrier-free transport solution with low space requirements

  • Conveyed material sequencing involves little work

  • Peak volumes handled with little work

  • Simple scalability

  • Diverse constructions for the best ergonomics

  • Personnel safety without extensive sensor equipment

  • High flexibility with regard to system adaptations and expansions

  • Easy integration into existing systems

  • Easy connection to intra-company material flows

  • Lifting system for connecting up to 5 levels

Automated Guided Vehicles at SSI Schaefer

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Automated guided WEASEL®

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