3 Reasons To Use Automated Guided Carts
Automated guide carts (AGCs) have been working in warehouses for the better part of a decade and their usage continues to grow year over year. Automated material handling systems have been improving efficiency while allowing for adjustments to be made to the process with ease. Although many companies interest in Automated Guided Carts stem from a need to streamline their material handling system and improve their bottom line, the benefits of AGCs go far beyond that.
Maximize Labor Utilization & Cost
AGCs give companies the ability to shift labor cost to more important value-added tasks or cut down the labor hours required to move materials. Unlike human labor an Automated Guided Cart can run 24/7 without the need for breaks or shift changes. This allows companies to save money far beyond their initial investment for the AGC.
Downtime & Accident Reduction
With any human task there is always a chance for an accident. In 2019, according to OSHA, there were 34,900 serious injuries resulting from a forklift accident. Complete Automation Resources AGC’s run on a predetermined magnetic path and are equipped with laser scanning for collision avoidance which significantly reduces the chances for an accident on the plant floor. An on-board collision avoidance system also eliminates the chance of damage to materials or the facility structure. Reducing accident rates also lower a company’s liability, prevent unnecessary lost time, and reduce damage to any physical assets.
Eliminate Errors & Improve Efficiency
Us humans are prone to being human and making errors. Even the best workers will ultimately make a mistake that decreases the efficiency of a company’s process. Automated Guided Carts perform tasks with near perfect accuracy reducing the chance of errors while maintaining a highly efficient process. With on-board integrated software AGC’s movements are tracked so materials can be accurately tracked throughout the facility.
Complete Automation Resource’s AGCs integrate with most central control systems and databases to streamline and adapt to any current process or systems. Our auto-charging battery limits any Automated Guided Cart downtime and improves on current material handling systems. Integrating Complete Automation Resource’s AGC improves the safety on the plant floor and reduces labor cost by allowing employees to be assigned value added tasks.