An OEM customer generated an RFP for the design, procurement, assembly and commissioning of a material handling system to handle automotive Front End Modules (FEMs) loaded on carrier pallets between two processing stations in the vehicle assembly line.
To provide a cost-effective material handling system over a very long distance in the plant, requiring a worker walkway and material handling (forklift or tuggers) to travel through the planned route of material passage.
Promation delivered a custom designed solution for a material handling system that utilized conveyors and Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
The customer was able to keep the worker and material handling aisle clear through the FEM conveyor system, while using a safe and reliable material handling AGV to move the FEM modules between systems. The AGV system utilized a new generator of AGVs instead of conventional overhead conveyors and elevators. This allowed for lower material and installation costs.