Automated guided vehicles

Auto-guided transport systems (AGV)

Auto-guided transport systems are efficient, flexible, and scalable

Auto-guided transport systems are the revolution in material flow design

Logistics is the lifeblood of the fourth industrial revolution and makes a key contribution to the Industry 4.0 concept. The intelligent, auto-guided transport systems from SSI SCHAEFER are one of the technologies providing a ground-breaking response to current challenges in intralogistics. 

Auto-guided transport systems become an integral part of the solution portfolio for fully-automated intralogistics systems. The AGV fleet from SSI SCHAEFER features a diverse range of solutions for large and small load carriers that are capable of creating a logistics network, encompassing various warehouse and working areas. The solution can be configured and also flexibly expanded to keep pace with your specific requirements. Benefit from a significant reduction in operating costs and increased storage logistics efficiency. 

SSI SCHAEFER is the world’s leading expert in warehouse automation and an innovator in the field of material flow optimization with AGV support. This is reflected by the broad range of AGV solutions for a vast range of applications. The WEASEL®, for example, is ideal for small transport units such as containers and cartons in areas with limited space. Larger auto-guided vehicles equipped with fork lifts or conveyor elements for pallets and roll containers increase flexibility for demanding transport, storage, and picking activities.

AGV systems can be flexibly integrated into every unique warehouse organization, handling tasks from simple goods-to-person transport to a fully automated solution as part of a complete system. SSI SCHAEFER always has the optimum intralogistics solution.

The auto-guided transport systems utilize optical laser or sensor-based navigation. This guarantees you 100% reliability combined with state-of-the-art technologies. Furthermore, the autonomously navigating vehicles are fully compatible with the SSI SCHAEFER 2Lite lithium battery technology, enabling high-performance logistics concepts capable of operating 24 hours a day.

A fleet controller manages and optimizes all transport orders. The system can receive the orders from every desired warehouse management system. With software solutions from SSI SCHAEFER you retain perfect control of your entire logistics operation.

The optimum product portfolio for your unique complete solution

The key feature of SSI SCHAEFER’s AGV product range is its ability to deliver customized complete solutions based around highly standardized vehicle types:

Whereas the 2Move® auto-guided transport system serves to transport loads between different transfer positions, 2Stack® was developed as an automatic handling solution for all types of pallets in warehouses and production environments. The 2Store® auto-guided transport system is suitable for handling pallets with heavy loads at great heights, while 2Pick® supports person-to-goods picking through the use of equipment for handling of picked items. SSI SCHAEFER’s WEASEL® auto-guided transport system received the Industry Prize and the IFOY Award in 2016 in recognition of the high quality, exceptional reliability, and innovativeness of the vehicle fleet.

Higher efficiency and greater flexibility with AGV:

  • Flexible and scalable automation of intra-company material flows

  • Sustainable reduction of cycle times

  • Low investment and operating costs

  • Minimal infrastructure construction required

  • Reduction of subsequent costs (by minimizing transport damage and incorrect deliveries)

  • Optimum adaptation to dynamic logistics market requirements

  • Unique configuration of the individual AGV fleet

  • Maximum flexibility for warehouse picking

  • Gentle and safe transport of diverse goods and load carriers

  • Easy integration and low requirements for the (IT) infrastructure

  • Improved ergonomics and optimum material flows

  • Increased operating safety and improved working conditions

  • Suitability for use in demanding environments (deep-freeze environments or hazardous areas)

  • Innovative energy concept (automatic and rapid charging)

  • The greatest flexibility in terms of system adaptations and expansions