Rob Sullivan of AutoGuide Sees Occupational Health and Safety When Defining Automated Mobile Robot Selection

Rob Sullivan of AutoGuide Sees Occupational Health and Safety When Defining Automated Mobile Robot Selection

Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) are an important advancement in material handling Industry 4.0 solutions, according to Rob Sullivan, CEO and President of AutoGuide Mobile Robots. Sullivan was recently published in Occupational Health & Safety magazine. This is particularly true in the automotive sector which has strong Lean Manufacturing demands of adaptability, precision, and flexibility. AMRs must respond to the various requirements and production fluctuation, including the ability to easily change the layout, add more vehicles to increase the capacity.

These autonomous solutions are part of the occupational health and safety requirements. The Industry 4.0 paradigm requires maintaining significant flexibility without magnetic tape guidance; it also mandates preserving scalability and safe transport of sensitive goods. Unlike human fork truck drivers, one metric of quality is the high precision movements and perfect repeatability found in AMRs.

While Industry 4.0 metrics do not focus exclusively on high levels of personal safety, there is universal agreement that safety cannot be compromised. Ease of integration to automated equipment is part of every quality conversation, yet not ever at the cost of personal safety.

Industrial manufacturers attempt to compare and contrast the value proposition of various AMR vendors. Ultimately, the organizations’ process improvement roadmap must be aligned with the product selected to achieve maximum throughput, productivity, and rapid ROI while maintaining regulatory health and safety standards.

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AutoGuide Mobile Robots will exhibit at ProMat 2019, the largest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries from April 8-11 in Chicago’s McCormick Place at booth #S2059.

About AutoGuide Mobile Robots:

AutoGuide Mobile Robots ( connects leaders and innovators in the fast-growing material handling technology sector by sharing ideas and promoting advancements in robotics and automation. Rob Sullivan, CEO of AutoGuide Mobile Robots leads a team from the company’s new R&D facility in Chelmsford, MA as well as their recently expanded manufacturing facility co-located with system integration sister company Heartland Automation in Georgetown, KY.

The AutoGuide Mobile Robot team exceeds customers’ needs and expectations by providing superior service as the worldwide leader in advanced technology Mobile Robots. Offering a lean manufacturing value proposition of reducing costs by eliminating transport inefficiencies in factory and warehouse operations by improving worker and product safety, reallocating labor resources to more value-add activities, and increasing delivery throughput and consistency, AutoGuide Mobile Robots provides the shortest lead times and most rapid ROI in the autonomous transportation market.

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