Fori recently designed and built a chassis marriage AGV utilizing induction power and magnetic guidance.
Chassis marriage has traditionally been completed with a Rail Guided Vehicle (RGV) and in floor track. The system has been a longstanding robust and reliable solution; however some customers require additional flexibility to support their process.
The chassis marriage AGV looks to improve on the RGV technique by utilizing induction power. Using induction provides a limitless power source and magnetic guidance which is a proven guidance technique for AGVs providing a high level of reliability and accuracy.
One of the main design considerations for the chassis marriage AGV development was flexibility and infrastructure reduction. Utilization of an in floor induction wire and magnetic bar will decrease the cost and time associated with the installation of Chassis Marriage systems. The ease of layout changes supports the added flexibility requested by the end users of these systems.
A Vehicle Management System (VMS) is supplied with the vehicles to manage communication with the overhead conveyor, synchronization of vehicles and system diagnostics required by the end user. This inductive chassis marriage AGV can be designed to use the proven and reliable patented Fori electric chain lift or other suitable lift devices.
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