February 27, 2018
Vecna Robotics will offer IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Monitoring in all AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), giving floor managers actionable insights into enhanced operational efficiency.
Vecna AGVs can handle the transport of pallets to intermediate storage buffers automatically. The system also handles the flow of empty pallets to the production lines. The idea of using data captured by automated guided vehicles always seemed like an obvious segue. Before now, all the data points have never been available and actionable in predictive analytics, maintenance, safety, and best-practice lean manufacturing value proposition. Vecna Robotics is pleased and proud to be the only AGV exhibitor at MODEX displaying exactly how this technology works.
The robotic element of AGVs has captured massive media attention and many companies from 3PLs to fast-growing e-commerce organizations, are hunting for the best solution. The impact of Amazon cannot be underestimated as the entire nature of omni-channel fulfillment, goods-to-person delivery, high labor demand, and low labor availability are driving toward the critical intersection of AGVs and IIoT 24/7 Monitoring.
No longer an option, no AGV should ever be purchased without 24/7 IIoT monitoring. As part of industrial, manufacturing, and distribution innovation policy, companies in record numbers are striving for continuous improvement. AGVs monitored by IIoT has been proven to eliminate manufacturing waste by a considerable percentage, and this trend carries into many industrial fields – improving throughput and enhancing productivity in all types of facilities. Even 3-shift operations benefit when others objectively review plant floor operations and take mandatory corrective action. Floor managers need actionable insight into equipment availability, performance, and quality output.
About Vecna Robotics
Vecna Robotics is dedicated to helping companies better compete in today’s e-commerce driven environment with cost-effective automation that improves throughput in distribution and fulfillment. Its fleet of intelligent, next generation robotic vehicles and AGVs optimize logistics and material handling operations and work seamlessly alongside humans. With two decades of extensive research and development, Vecna’s case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid material handling systems are proven in the most challenging environments.