Forked Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
Forked AGVs are an extremely popular class of automatic guided vehicle because of their versatility and flexibility.
|Forked AGVs can handle many types of loads including pallets, racks, trays, rolls, and carts and can interface with many types of equipment including conveyors, racking, and stands in addition to floor "pickups" and "drops".
||Because forked AGVs can handle so many different loads and can interface with varied types of plant equipment, these AGVs are an excellent solution for applications where changes to the facility are expected during the life of the AGV system. These AGVs can easily be reconfigured to handle new and/or additional tasks.|
Load movement on forked AGVs is available with either hydraulic or electric actuators to maximize speed and accuracy. Load movements include raise, lower, reach, tilt, and fork width adjustment. Forked AGVs can also be equipped with fork tip sensors to confirm fork pocket openings, and fork tip bumpers to prevent improper pickup or damaged pallets.
JBT Corporation is the leading supplier of forked AGVs and offers a variety of forked vehicle types . These different forked AGV types include the outrigger or straddle fork, reach fork, pantograph, side reach fork, counterbalance, compact fork, forkover, narrow aisle, telefork, and the HyBot or Walkie AGV. These are some of the standard fork lift AGV platforms which can easily be customized for special load sizes and dimensions or other special handling requirements.