AGV Vendors without IIoT Monitoring Fail Plant Managers Responsible for Productivity Improvement

August 23 17:45 2017

Vecna Robotics’ AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) now feature IIoT Industrial Internet of Things monitoring according to John Hayes, VP of Vecna Robotics. Hayes explained, until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretize these data and make them actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. The innovative development was announced recently in Robotics and Automation News.

Hayes shared, “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.”

One of the unique differentiators and critical value propositions of IIoT monitoring includes a video feed from vehicles allowing for remote access to all vehicles AND the ability to immediately address situations that are not safe. While other AGV vendors may have the data collected via sensors, it is the disruptive leadership of Vecna Robotics that determined the critical, even life-saving, need for IIoT monitoring with all their vehicles.

While there is absolutely an ROI (Return on Investment) calculation in this IIoT monitoring service, one qualifiable data point is peace of mind. Knowing that the operation of these vehicles and their interaction with the plant floor is monitored 24/7 by factory engineers represents of first-of-its-kind industry breakthrough in utilization of data to produce the safest and most efficient operation.

The inclusion of IIoT monitoring ensures increases in operational efficiency. Eliminating the ripple effect caused by stopped vehicles is a metric of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The widely utilize data point, OEE, evaluates how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. The results are best used to identify scope for process performance improvement, and how to get the improvement.

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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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