Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

Leading the market in superior uptime with reliable autonomous material handling technologies.

In manufacturing, every minute, every hour, every day counts. Over millions of cycles and millions of hours of production uptime in the harshest of factory environments, the Eckhart Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) design and controls architecture has been tried and refined. Our AGVs can be found in production facilities all over the world delivering material safely and predictably, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our expert team brings decades of experience successfully designing, building, and integrating fleets small and large for customers across the industrial world. No navigation bars or charging systems bored into your factory floor. With flexible AGV-based build lines, you can easily adapt to unforeseen changes. Using our adaptable FlexTape navigation system, your AGV solution will optimize your build capacity and the factory footprint required to achieve demand.

AGV MODELS

AGVs power high performing operations like Boeing, Ford Motor Company, and John Deere. Leveraging common industrial controls components from companies like Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Keyence, and SICK, our AGVs utilize an automation and controls platform that is easy to integrate into any factory environment. Tapeless navigation solutions powered by BlueBotics ANT (Autonomous Navigation Technology).


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Autocraft AGV Model LD1500

Enhance safety and increase productivity in your facility by reducing dependence on traditional fork trucks and tuggers. Optimal uses of the LD1500 include automating dock-to-stock and stock-to-point of use kit delivery or moving work-in-process inventory between production cells.

On-deck Load Capacity: 500 lbs (227 kg)
Towing Load Capacity: 1,500 lbs (680 kg)
Maneuverability: Forward / Reverse
Spec Sheet: Download Here

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Replace traditional fixed conveyance systems with a flexible AGV build line that can adapt to dynamic demand and labor loading, while also providing a flexible factory footprint that can be rearranged with the click of a button.

On-deck Load Capacity: 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Towing Load Capacity: 3,500 lbs (1588 kg)
Maneuverability:  Forward
Spec Sheet: Download Here

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Our largest capacity model suited for entertainment barges (Disney), marine engine assembly (CAT) or agriculture drivetrain applications (John Deere). Common applications include moving finished goods and/or large bulky items.

On-deck Load Capacity: 3,500 lbs (1588 kg)
Towing Load Capacity: 5,000 lbs (2268 kg)
Maneuverability: Forward / Reverse / Rotate
Spec Sheet: Download Here

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10k AGV

Enhance safety and increase productivity in your facility by reducing dependence on traditional fork trucks and tuggers. Optimal uses of the DTD10000 include automating dock-to-stock and stock-to-point of use kit delivery or moving work-in-process inventory between production cells.

On-deck Load Capacity: 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg)
Towing Load Capacity: 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg)
Maneuverability: Forward / Reverse / Rotate
Spec Sheet: Download Here

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25k AGV

Enhance safety and increase productivity in your facility by reducing dependence on traditional fork trucks and tuggers. Optimal uses of the HW25000 include automating dock-to-stock and stock-to-point of use kit delivery or moving work-in-process inventory between production cells.

On-deck Load Capacity: 25,000 lbs (11,340 kg)
Towing Load Capacity: 25,000 lbs (11,340 kg)
Maneuverability: Forward / Reverse / Rotate
Spec Sheet: Download Here

BUILD LINE & CONVEYOR REPLACEMENT

Enable the manufacturing agility that your organization craves with flexible and responsive AGV build lines.  Production rate increases, model mix shifts, and product design changes no longer need be constrained by traditional fixed-conveyance systems.  System initializations and reconfigurations take a fraction of the time and expense of fixed-conveyance systems and require none of the permanent monuments or heavy construction on the plant floor.

Eckhart provides a complete turn-key solution that extends to the design, build, and factory-level integration of the AGV fleet coupled with custom companion frames equipped with Eckhart patented work-brake assemblies for easy product manipulation and assembly. These systems will operate for years with minimal preventive maintenance and can be easily reconfigured when it’s time to ramp up production or redeploy them altogether to another part of your plant.

Build Line & Conveyor Replacement

LEAN MATERIAL HANDLING & SUPERMARKETS

Reduce your line-side footprint that’s dedicated to material staging by delivering material reliably with AGVs. AGV data analytics enable manufacturers to optimize AGV fleet sizes and line-side delivery schedules based on fluctuating customer demand.

Eckhart AGVs provide a complete turn-key solution that extends to the design, build, and factory-level integration of custom companion frame tooling, gravity flow racks, powered roll conveyors, and kit carriers. These seamless system components enable your AGV fleet to deliver material for warehouses, cross-docks, receiving dock-to-stock, stock-to-point of use, supermarkets and line-side delivery.

Material Delivery

FACTORY SIMULATION & DASHBOARD

Test drive your factory layout and operational processes before breaking ground. Eckhart’s layout and process engineers work with customers to validate throughput expectations, identify bottlenecks and evaluate how layout alternatives drive efficiencies. We also build business cases by providing simulations that will help you obtain support from senior management.

Simulated Applications

Layout & Process Validation
AGV System Sizing Verification

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE OFFERING (PMO)

Outsource your preventive maintenance to Eckhart. Our on-site field service technicians ensure that your automation systems achieve maximum uptime and minimize lowest total lifetime cost of ownership. Our expert technicians service industrial clients all over the world.

CUSTOMER PORTAL

Access the customer portal for your Autonomous Guided Vehicle solution. View your system dashboard, download drawings, access manuals and review preventive maintenance records.

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Customer Portal

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