Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

ElseWare AGV

The Else AGV system is used in an extensive range of warehouses from small to large. The warehouses may consist of high-density storage, such as one or multiple level shuttles, or mobile pallet racks. It is often coupled with Else WMS, though any WMS may be used, for a complete turnkey solution.

For a reliable and efficient system, the following functions, which are all included in Else’s solution, are critical for success.

Order management
Else is responsible for distributing and prioritizing orders from the WMS. Orders are managed and sequenced depending on process flows and the utilization of resources (floor space, AGVs, shuttles, and mobile pallet racks).

Inventory planning
Selection of the pick and put locations based on the optimal utilization of the resources available.

Job allocation
Else applies “dual job allocation.” This means that tasks are planned and more than one task is placed on an AGV at a time. In example transporting one put away pallet and a retrival job is planned for one AGV. As a result, driving with “empty fork“  is avoided and productivity is significantly increased in larger systems with several AGVs.