Robotic solutions, a wide range of business verticals, focus mainly on INDUSTRIAL CLEANING, DELIVERING, SECURITY, DEFENCE, REDUCED MOBILITY and PEOPLE TRANSPORTATION. AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) is a mobile transport vehicle that can deliver goods and materials with different payloads according to application without human intervention. AGV can be an intelligent assistant solution in wide range of usage in many different fields, successfully used in factory and gradually introduced into hospital. Industry 4.0, a current trend in manufacturing technologies, shows the enhancing performance in management and production; with the participation of AGV, the effectiveness is belief to be upgraded into a new level.
Equipped with multiple detection devices including lidar, sensor, and camera, plus combination of software, hardware and fleet management system, AGV are able to interact with environment and facilities automatically, possessing high independency for mission execution.
Through environment mapping and route planning, AGV can march without any added infrastructure, even further achieves self-positioning, navigation, environmental detection and obstacle avoidance.
Looking forward to reinforce working efficiency, quality, and stability, 7Starlake is actively dedicated to make AGV adaptable, serviceable even self-learnable in various application fields.
AGV – Key element in Smart Factory
Nowadays, AGV has become an essential assistance in warehouse management and automated production line, used to consistently and predictably
transport loads of material to places that generally serviced by forklift, trucks, conveyors, or manual cart transport. The functionality of AGV covers
wide range of appliance, including receiving and distribution, transport in production, storage and retrieval, end-of-line transport, roll handling, etc.
AGV is able to lift, rotate, and shift the goods; fetch loads from racks in deep lanes; transport products across long distance, and deliver goods
Interface with Infrastructures
AGV can be designed and set up to interact with various infrastructures according to different application.
Storage & Retrieval
In warehouse and distribution centers, AGV run back and forth among great number of storage platforms, including front-access shelving, drive-in
shelving, cantilever etc. To accurately and efficiently complete assigned mission, AGV operation relies on a control room that executes fleet
management system. Furthermore, shelves and AGV can be equipped with intelligent wireless communication system, assisting AGV navigation
and shelve identification.
Production and Processing Line
In a production environment, AGV interfaces with conveyors, stands, and end-of-line equipment (palletisers, wrappers). To accomplish pick-up and
drop-off process on conveyor, handshake sensors are equipped both on AGV and offboard conveyor system, allowing smooth transfer of the load.
AGV gradually replace human labor under heavy lifting working condition; strengthen the safety and at the same time reinforce the efficiency and
reliability. AGV reduces variances, such as injuries in human delivery operations and product damage, further lowering lifetime cost of non-value
added transportations of materials, plus flexible layout with superior navigational adaptability. AGV is an ideal solution suitable for multi-shift,
24/7 operations, and complex production flows application.
Intelligent Transport Robot
The demands of medical care increase rapidly and non-stop from then till now. The existence of AGV is expected to maintain the quality of medical
care, reduce the working load of medical staffs, and increase hospital’s overall operational efficiency. AGV in hospital can deliver medications, meals,
bed linen, surgical instruments and medical waste from one place to another, saving human resource for better patient care.
Hospital Area (Ward)
Repeated deliver service of medications and meals to wards now can be successfully done by AGV. Medical staffs will only need to place materials
and supplies on to AGV, appointing specific route and destination, the deliver service then can be completed without time and labor consuming.
Dirty and clean bed linens can also be delivered back and forth from wards and laundry room.
The surgical equipment can be delivered to operating room by AGV; after operation, AGV can convey dirty equipment, specimens, and medical
waste out of surgical room. Dirty materials can then be transported to medical equipment cleaning room; while specimens can be handed over
Interface with Infrastructures
AGV doesn't require new infrastructures. Integrating to building system through WIFI, Bluetooth or LoRa, plus combination of sensing, receiving and
calculation, AGV can open doors and ride elevators by itself. This allows AGV to transport materials throughout hospital without restricting working
area in one floor.
Intelligent Supervisor Platform
A central control decision-making software can predominate the position of AGV, mission status, and execute AGV health check. Intelligent
Supervisor Platform can assign and distribute mission to AGV, forming non-stop service circulation and complete fleet management system.
7Starlake introduces three types of AGV for different application demand and various space constraints, expecting to provide ideal solution according
to customers' request; one step further to create a smart and convenient working environment for diverse industries.