Automated guided vehicle and AGV bearings
AGV helm slewing bearings XSU140414
What Is an Automatic Guided Vehicle?
There are several types of AGVs. These include:
Automated carts - The simplest kind of AGV with minimal features for lowest cost implementation.
Unit load AGVs - Individual vehicles that transport loads (typically pallets, bins, carts or bundles) on forks or on the AGV’s deck. Roll-handling AGVs specifically handle heavy rolls of steel or paper.
Tugger AGVs – Powered units pulling a series of non-motorized trailers that each carries a load.
Automated forklift AGVs - An existing forklift truck whose controls have been converted to allow unmanned operation
Automatic Guided Vehicle application:
AssemblyTBX1_200pxLow profile and custom designed vehicles provide improved ergonomics and are designed to operate as the assembly production line.
Dual-Inline-ConveyorTransbotics automatic guided conveyor style vehicles come in various sizes and load capacities. This allows the AGV to pickup and deliver many types of material such as pallets, drums, skidded items, totes and boxes from standard conveyor lines, palletizing cells, finished good lines and deliver to stretch wrappers, unload stations, shipping or warehousing.
Custom Engineered AGV Vehicles
Custom-Conveyor-Lift-DeckWe offer standard as well as Tailor-Made™ AGV Systems.
Heavy Load Transport
liftdeckAGV_200pxHeavy capacity vehicles provide safe, reliable movement of large or cumbersome loads.
Fork Lift & Roll Handling Vehicles
agvforklifticonTransbotics Forklift vehicles are designed to replace manually driven forklift trucks and pallet hand trucks. The vehicles can move a variety of items including pallets and skidded items with various load weights. Fork Style AGVs are used in almost every industry, including aerospace & defense, automotive and tier one supplier, textiles, ceramics, chemical processing, food & beverage, warehousing, newsprint & publishing, microelectronics, plastics, primary metals and recycling.
TuggerTuggers are offered for light or heavy duty applications. Tugger AGVs are used in almost every industry, including aerospace & defense, automotive and tier one supplier, textiles, ceramics, chemical processing, food & beverage, newsprint & publishing, microelectronics, plastics, primary metals and recycling.
Automated guided vehicle slewing bearings
Slewing bearings comprise an inner ring and an outer ring, one of which usually incorporates a gear. Together with attachment holes in both rings, they enable an optimized power transmission with a simple and quick connection between adjacent machine components. The bearing raceways, in conjunction with the rolling elements and cages or spacers, are designed to accommodate loads acting singly or in combination, and in any direction.
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Selecting the appropriate slewing bearing can be a challenge, particularly if there are stringent technical, reliability or economic demands. In these cases, for example, monton application engineering service can provide advanced calculations and simulations utilizing state-of-the-art analyse methods to optimize and validate the best design to meet the customer requirements.
Automated guided vehicle crossed roller bearings
Mounting holed type, high rigidity crossed roller bearings
High rigidity crossed roller bearings feature solid, one-piece construction for high accuracy.
Standard crossed roller bearings
Slim crossed roller bearings
Super slim crossed roller bearings
Crossed roller bearings provide more accuracy, rigidity, and weight-bearing capacity for linear motion than other commonly used friction-reducing devices such as ball bearings. And unlike ball bearings, they can support moment loads, radial forces or tilting loads. This lets one crossed roller bearing replace more than one ball bearing, thus saving the space required by ball bearings, lowering the associated material costs.
Crossed roller bearings are preferred for high-precision linear-motion applications with relatively short linear movements that require smooth motion. They are also durable, lasting 150 million cycles, even for linear-motion applications with high levels of acceleration and deceleration when using 2 to 12-mm rollers and 30 to 600-mm lengths.
They can be found in medical and lab equipment, machine tools, semiconductor processing, clean rooms, vacuum environments, material handling, and automation machinery. And as technology becomes more demanding, requiring greater and greater precision, crossed roller bearings will also become more common.