Fori recently supplied two high capacity, halogen free Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for a nuclear power plant refurbishment project. The AGVs will result in decreased total infrastructure and long term flexibility for the project team.
Two different high capacity Fori AGVs were designed and built to meet a number of different design requirements. The requirements included specific accuracy, repeatability, dimensions and total load capacities.
The AGV system was designed to support a refurbishment project that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Each of the vehicles had unique requirements, supporting different dimensional and capacity requirements for safe and reliable operation within the work area.
- The first vehicle included strict height, width and length requirements, while still providing the capability of transporting up to 18,000 lbs.
- A larger vehicle was also required for the project that was rated to carry up to 70,000 lbs.
The Fori AGVs were required to locate within +/- 5mm and allow for finite manual adjustment while handling equipment for the project. A Siemens MP277 Wireless Mobile Panel was provided to the operators for manual adjustment and control.
Due to the 24/7/365 project requirement a lithium ion battery system was utilized, the lithium ion system provided a more reliable power source, that will result in an increased total life of the battery pack and less overall charge time. The system is designed to facilitate charging during load and unload of equipment, minimizing production downtime.
The vehicles have reduced total plant infrastructure for the project, improved safety and increased long term flexibility.
Fori has supplied over 1,000 automated vehicles over the last twenty years, for more information please visit our website.