What is an Automatic Guided Cart and What is it Good For?
What's the difference between and Automatic Guided Cart (AGC) and an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)? How is it used?
AGC vs AGV
An Automated Guided Cart (AGC) is a mobile robot characterized by small chassis and low profile that engage carts or shelves underneath. Depending on the navigation technology, AGCs could be both: Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) if they perform line following navigation (magnetic, etc) 1. AGCs are battery-powered vehicles that transport various types of equipment throughout a plant or warehouse environment. They are a cost-effective solution that combines simplicity, flexibility, and durability for today’s material handling needs 2. AGCs are an optimal way to automate a facility with the flexibility of autonomous material transfer. These carts are ideal for transportation and assembly line work – increasing throughput with minimal downtime needed 3.
Picture: AGV Backpack by Built Systems