Case Study | VisionNav transforms equipment manufacturing industry by advanced automation technology.
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In the age of the digital economy, equipment manufacturing companies are embracing the wave of transformation towards Intelligent Manufacturing 4.0. They seek to combine new-generation information technology with advanced manufacturing techniques to build their core competencies and expand their global presence.
VisionNav is actively supporting a prominent equipment manufacturing leader in their pursuit of an intelligent factory. By integrating multiple autonomous forklift AGVs and enabling seamless collaboration, they have successfully.
automated their internal logistics for efficient warehouse management. This strategic move signifies their commitment to harnessing the power of automation in driving productivity and competitiveness in the industry.
Driven by the need for global operations, customers aim to propel their business growth by leveraging VisionNav's internal logistics automation solution to create a 24/7 automated intelligent factory capable of continuous production.
After thorough discussions and evaluations, including simulating operation processes and calculating overall logistics efficiency, the customer has decided to implement nearly 10 units of VisionNav's VNL16 pallet stacker AGVs. Through this project, they aim to achieve automated material handling and warehouse management, optimize internal workflow, and reduce manual labor intensity.
1.Inbound Storage Process: Docking Area –Racks
The AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) transports the materials to the receiving dock, where the workers scan and record the material information. The RCS (Robot Control System) assigns the task of material storage, and the VNL16 autonomous forklift AGV carries out the material storage process. The customer's factory racks consist of five levels with a net height of over 5 meters.
2.Sorting Process: Racks to Sorting Area
The Warehouse Management System (WMS) issues outbound tasks, sending information such as pallet codes, material names, and quantities to the RCS system. The RCS dispatches the VNL16 autonomous forklift AGV to the respective shelves to pick up the materials and transport them to the outbound sorting area for handling the outbound tasks. Once the tasks are completed, the VNL16 AGV automatically synchronizes the process with the customer's system through the RCS2.0 system.
3.Multi-vehicle collaboration and end-to-end automation:
With the integration of nearly 10 VisionNav VNL16 autonomous forklift AGVs, the customer's existing operation workflow remains largely unchanged. These AGVs, combined with AMRs, enable efficient material handling and collaborative operations throughout the entire process, from inbound storage to shelving and outbound sorting. This seamless integration achieves internal logistics automation, reducing manual labor significantly.
4.Intelligent scheduling for enhanced overall efficiency.
Within a limited working area, VisionNav RCS2.0 optimizes the task allocation algorithm for autonomous forklift AGVs, increasing the operational density of robots in a single scenario. With intelligent path planning and vehicle traffic management, it improves the efficiency of material handling, enhances the accuracy of inbound and outbound operations, and boosts overall internal logistics efficiency for the customer.
About VisionNav Robotics
VisionNav® Robotics is a global supplier of autonomous industrial vehicles and intralogistics automation solutions. Based on AI & Machine Learning, Environmental Perception, Deep Machine Learning, and Servo Control technology, VisionNav has developed nine product series for full-stack scenarios to automate industry logistics. VisionNav has served more than 30 countries and deployed 350+ projects around the globe, and partners with 50+ Fortune 500 companies, covering auto manufacturing, tire, food, petrochemical, e-commerce, 3PL, pharmaceutical, and other industries.