Are you planning to introduce an automated guided vehicle (AGV)?
Possibly existing material transports are handled by continuous conveyor systems, forklifts or tugger trains and are to be replaced by an AGV. For an efficient implementation, do you need decision support with regard to the selection of the right supplier, the design of the system or the clear highlighting of the benefits of individual solutions?
The advantages of simulation
With the help of a dynamic simulation, you can evaluate and optimise your planning, compare alternative concepts and ultimately arrive at the best solution. Our simulation experts have already conducted numerous studies in the field of AGV planning and can therefore provide you with sound advice.
In a simulation study, the actual situation is first recorded. Then the goals that you associate with the introduction of an AGV can be determined, such as the number of hourly transports that are to be carried out. In a simulation model, all relevant parameters and strategies can be taken into account, starting with the definition of sources and sinks, through the determination of parking spaces and battery charging stations, to the implementation of disposition strategies. Based on this, the model can already provide initial indications of what needs to be considered in the design of the AGV in order to achieve the set goal.
And what happens if the circumstances change?
Furthermore, a simulation enables the investigation of different load scenarios in order to also examine future business development and thus ensure the flexibility and future viability of the planned system.
When is the ideal time for a simulation?
Feel free to contact us at an early stage of your AGV project. We are happy to assist you in the context of your project.