AGV Assembly Line Configurations
Savant has a wide range of AGVs for assembly line use. Assembly capacities from 1,000 to 60,000 pounds can be accommodated either with carry or tow type AGVs. All models utilize our ‘tape and target-free’, internal navigation. System controls can track individual AGVs and product ID’s, interface with production & quality control systems, automated assembly and robotic systems.
The AGVs can be released from workstations in a variety of ways such as direct operator release or various forms remote release.
AGV assembly lines are often purchased to replace old, inflexible and costly mechanical production lines the use infloor or overhead tow chains. AGV assembly systems allow for quick system reconfiguring for model, rate or operational changes.
Savant Vehicle Capacities
|DC-10||2,000 lbs||2,000 lbs|
|DC-20||7,000 lbs||7,000 lbs|
|DC-20L||7,000 lbs||7,000 lbs|
|DC-24||10,000 lbs||10,000 lbs|
|DC-60||30,000 lbs||30,000 lbs|
|DC-120||60,000 lbs||60,000 lbs|
The asynchronous movement process allows independent indexing of AGVs between workstation. It is employed when workstation assembly times vary.
This allows for more or less assembly time at a workstation for different SKU units.
Synchronous AGV movement supports assembly processes the require all workpieces to index to the next station at the same time. The index can be controlled by time or activity factors such as a release when all stations have completed their tasks.
Some assembly processes are better serviced by a continuous movement process. Savant AGVs can move very slowly replicating continuous chain driven assembly systems. With this ‘virtual’ towline, the AGVs will maintain a specific spacing set as needed.
Stopping one AGV will stop all AGVs and restarting the operator stopped AGV will restart all AGVs.