There are three important steps to consider when planning an automated guided vehicle (AGV) project. First, environmental data is collected, including the deployment site, spatial infrastructure, and deployment conditions. This helps to understand the specific requirements of the site and adapt the AGV technology accordingly.
Next, the customer’s transport goods data are analyzed, such as the type of transport goods and the required transport aids. This information is critical to designing AGV routes and functions according to the customer’s requirements.
Finally, the analysis of the operational organization, including the material flow, the operating conditions and the interfaces to other areas of the company, is carried out. These steps make it possible to obtain a comprehensive picture of operational processes and ensure that AGVs can be seamlessly integrated into existing operations.
Once these three steps have been analyzed and worked out, we can make precise offers to our customers and help them decide how many vehicles should be deployed and to what extent or on which routes they should be used. Based on this information, we can then prepare the payback calculation and help the client evaluate the economic benefits and profitability of the project.