Vecna Robotics includes IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Monitoring in AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) according to John Hayes, VP of Vecna Robotics. This innovation was recently profiled in Manufacturing Tomorrow magazine. Until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretize these data and make them actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful.
This is a frequent complaint of Industry 4.0, Big Data, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Too much data, little of which can be accessed and used effectively. From tuggers, AGCs (Automated Guided Carts), and AGVs, there is a real need to include IIoT monitoring.
Without IIoT monitoring, plant managers, operations managers, logistics coordinators throughout manufacturing and distribution sectors lack the data collected offering real-time continuous vehicle status and health information of the vehicle.
Vecna Robotics sends these data directly to a highly skilled team of support engineers; corrective actions are executed and/or recommended before down-time occurs. This translates into bottom-line throughput improvement. Manufacturing throughput time is the amount of time required for a product to pass through a manufacturing process, thereby being converted from raw materials into finished goods. The concept also applies to the processing of raw materials into a component or sub-assembly. One important distinction of throughput in distribution centers is that a warehouse is usually used to store goods for longer periods of time, while distribution centers concentrate on faster turnover (or throughput) of goods.
The most significant advancement is that local maintenance or support persons may never have to see these issues; with Vecna Robotics’ use of IIoT and the data transferred directly to their service facility. Vecna Robotics assesses and addresses issues before they become visible to the end-user. This nearly eliminates all user error handling and leaves these potential issues IMMEDIATELY in the hands of the manufacturer.
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Vecna Robotics Materials Handling Leadership:
Vecna Robotics (https://robotics.vecna.com/) has quickly become the materials handling leader in the fork truck free environment while utilizing comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Vecna Robotics ensures manufacturing engineers have best-practice lean manufacturing solutions, driving prices down, improving both productivity and throughput.
With e-commerce exploding and customer expectations on the rise, distribution and fulfillment centers as well as third party logistics (3PLs) providers and manufacturers require Vecna Robotics innovation. Case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid systems, Vecna Robotics has cost-effective solutions. All systems are safety certified to operate along-side people and can accommodate the operational model that achieves the best efficiency with unmatched flexibility. Follow on Twitter @VecnaLogistics.
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