No Risk Automation Magazine Explores Criteria in AGV Selection


Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/27/2014 -- The August 25th issue of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, explored variables or criteria that must be considered when thinking about automation. Load type is one such variable, particularly with AGV (automated guided vehicle) selection. This might include pallets, rolls, cases, containers, bales, or something else. This should be one of the first considerations asked in the selection process. Another consideration is load weight, which is usually defined in categories.

This week’s No Risk Automation newsletter also discussed the many applications of AGVs which are technically feasible. The purchase and implementation of such systems are usually based on economic considerations. The uses of AGVs can be divided into four main areas of application: 1) supply and disposal at storage and production areas, 2) production-integrated application of AGV trucks as assembly platforms, 3) retrieval, especially in wholesale trade, and 4) supply and disposal in special areas, such as hospitals and offices.

About John Hayes and NoRiskAutomation
John Hayes is a solutions-finder for the material handling industry. For more than twenty years he has been evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing innovative software and hardware solutions for businesses in high-volume retail, wholesale (B2B), and direct-to-consumer (B2C) distribution systems. Hayes is a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” recipient with vast and specific expertise in automated guided vehicles (AGVs). This reputation has resulted in hundreds of systems for highly productive and cost-effective fulfillment centers and manufacturing plant designs. Hayes uses a vendor agnostic approach at NoRiskAutomation ( eliminating bias while avoiding the land mines and understanding the challenges. NoRiskAutomation utilizes a unique 4-Step process which ensures that sound and smart technologies are utilized by clients worldwide. Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors. NoRiskAutomation is an organization founded by Hayes to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time. Follow Hayes on Twitter @NoRiskAutomate.

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