No Risk Automation Magazine Explores the AGV Selection Process
Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2014 -- The August 18th issue of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, suggested automated guided vehicle (AGV) selection, a key concern in manufacturing environments, is a complex, difficult task. It is crucial to justify the selected equipment before actual implementation. The newsletter referenced a logical procedure to select automated guided vehicles in manufacturing environments. The procedure is based on the preference selection index (PSI) method. An automated guided vehicle selection index is proposed to evaluate and rank automated guided vehicles.
This week’s No Risk Automation newsletter also discussed the "vehicle zone control” which can effectively be achieved when each AGV communicates with each other without the need for a central zone controller. These data are shared by radio frequency communication to other vehicles in the area.
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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 (www.NoRiskAutomation.com) 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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