26 rotational AGVs with lifting platform share the workspace and interact with employees and robots for the delivery an important number of seats per day. Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, has installed in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, an end of line buffer, sequence and warehouse, to provide car seats to an international automakers (OEM). For the implementation of the Warehouse Management System, Faurecia has placed their trust in Kivnon AGV K05 Twister. An automated guided vehicle with 360º rotation capacity on its own axis, specially conceived for confined spaces, as the plant located in Vitoria requires.
Through a handling weightless system, workers transfer the car seat from the end of the line to the AGV, which then takes care of delivering it to a loading robot, that synchronized with the sequence, picks it up and indicates the AGV when it can return to the initial position to start another cycle. Once the AGV is released, the robot hands it to OEM’s overhead conveyor. 26 AGVs and 200 carts are required for this process that moves a very high number of seats per day.
Info: Kivnon Deutschland GmbH, 60389 Frankfurt, Tel. +491520 2876643