An automotive manufacturer recently had its fleet of Creform BST style AGV tuggers reconditioned and redeployed to some of its other facilities rather than scrap them. The first step was to strip off all the non-original equipment add-ons to return the AGVs to their original specs. The next step involved removing all components and wiring then preparing the main AGV bodies for sandblasting to remove all the chipped and scratched paint. After repainting and the replacement of Creform signage, the main bodies had a like-new appearance.
The refurbishment process included upgrading with the latest safety devices and components not included on the original build. With added software, this user now has a fleet of rehabilitated and up-to-date AGVs at about a 40% savings over buying new, according to the manufacturer.