Autoguide™ Offers Surepath Tugger Featuring Affordable and Flexible Natural Feature Guidance and Optional Driver Platform and Fork Attachments

| December 6, 2017

The MAX-N10 Tugger Eliminates Waste in Manufacturing and Distribution Environments and Improves Material Handling Efficiencies

AutoGuide, a leading mobile robot manufacturer, offers its MAX-N10 tugger with optional driver platform and fork attachments, featuring its reliable SUREPATH natural feature navigation that requires no magnetic tape or RFID tags to guide its way safely through a facility.

The MAX-N10’s modular design allows for different vehicle and load handling frame configurations to accommodate specific handling needs including the driver platform trail frame and tiller handle controls, straddle or counter balance fork attachments and various unit-load attachments such as conveyor and lift decks.

The MAX N-10 SurePath guidance system is extremely accurate and reliable in both manufacturing and warehouse environments.  The vehicle travels up to 4 MPH and performs precise reversing maneuvers to accommodate automatic trailer hitching and unhitching functions.  It moves loads up to 10,000 pounds seamlessly with no magnetic tape or RFID tags required, making installation and modifications more flexible and at a lower cost.

Other standard features include opportunity charging to keep the vehicles running 24/7, PLC/PC-based operating hardware, and a color touch screen monitor for quick and simple operator interface for the operators.

AutoGuide’s SUREPATH natural feature system is easy and affordable to install, or modify, because it requires no physical guidepath system.  Users simply drive a vehicle through the facility to map the environment and teach it the anticipated routes.  The mapping data is automatically uploaded wirelessly to a SUREPATH PC where it can be modified and integrated for the precise operation including pick-drop points, intersection control, and the preferred routing logic.  The SUREPATH system controls traffic and monitors the status and exact location of each vehicle in real-time.  It can also be connected to line-side pushbuttons, sensors and a WMS system for automatic dispatching functions.  Routes are easily modified by simply drawing a different path on a central PC and sending it to the vehicles.  To expand the system into other parts of the facility, just scan the new area with one of the vehicles and add the desired path.

The technical experts at AutoGuide work with end users and automation integration partners to ensure maximum value in utilization of the MAX N10, eliminating waste in lean manufacturing and distribution, and the new tugger is built in AutoGuide’s assembly plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, allowing the vehicle to be delivered in weeks instead of months.

AutoGuide is looking to expand its integration partner network.  If you are interested in learning more, please call Robert Morin at 502-542-6436.

AutoGuide, a Heartland Automation Solutions Company, is a premier provider of automated guided mobile robots that transport materials through pickup and delivery routines in a variety of facilities including material handling, manufacturing and distribution. AutoGuide has a manufacturing facility in Georgetown, KY, and a state of the art research facility in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.autoguideagvs.com.

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