May 25th, 2023, Detroit – As a premier automation show in North America, AUTOMATE, makes its highly anticipated return to Detroit from May 22 to 25, 2023, showcasing innovative technologies in robotics, vision systems, artificial intelligence, and motion control, gathering over 600 leading exhibitors. As a member of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), VisionNav showcases its latest intralogistics automation solutions and highlights the possibilities of full-stack logistics across various industries. The event provided valuable insights and networking opportunities, paving the way for future advancements in automation technology.
Detroit is the undisputed “city of cars” and the birthplace of the legendary automobile company—Ford. The city has a rich and unparalleled heritage of automobile manufacturing, which is a highly sophisticated and automated sector that requires cutting-edge solutions for its internal logistics. VisionNav Robotics brought advanced stacking solutions and a lineup of autonomous forklifts – including the renowned VNP 15 Counterbalance Stacker AGF- to show how they can overcome the complex challenges that this industry faces.
The VNP15 autonomous forklift wowed visitors with its impressive three-layer tire racks stacking capability. Don, the Global General Manager of VisionNav, expressed great pride in the company's achievements. “The auto parts industry operates through discrete integrated manufacturing. This entails dealing with numerous uniquely shaped parts stored in diverse carriers, posing challenges to AGF operations for identification and motion control. For instance, stacking accuracy is within 10mm. That’s the developments we have been engaged in over the past years.”
VisionNav excels in automotive applications, particularly in rack stacking scenarios. “A prestigious auto parts manufacturer recently integrated two counterbalance stackers for automated material handling in their workshop.” By introducing the VNP15 autonomous forklift, they achieved efficient stacking of six-layer cages. This innovative solution proved to be a game-changer, tripling the customer's storage space utilization, and delivering significant improvements.
The industry is undergoing a transformation, according to Don’s view of robots and technology. Just as the post he wrote on LinkedIn during the tradeshow,” The story of automation is opening up a whole new chapter, and you may already catch on the game is changing. Now automatic cage stacking is feasible and cost-effective. So are the full stacks of intralogistics automation.”
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.