Build for enhanced maneuverability, the BST AGV, Model CA-250060-NSI-K9 works as an automated tugger; it travels along a magnetic tape guidepath, slips under the stationary cart, extends a tow pin into the cart’s frame, and then conveys it to a designated workstation or unload point. It allows for manufacturers to hold automotive front-end modules during assembly.
The AGV offers a sophisticated programmable control system and can control 50 courses with up to 128 commands for each. Course programming can be accomplished with a PC or HMI touch screen, and programs can be downloaded via USB memory, ethernet cable, or RF.
The AGV is powered by a 24-volt system with two 12v AGM batteries. With an optional opportunity charging system that extends off the back as an add-on module, the system provides for an optical communication between the AGV and battery charging station. With each circuit of the guidepath, batteries are automatically charged by just pulling into the charging station positioned along the route. No human intervention is necessary.
The Category 2 safety features include: audible warning and flashing light, obstacle sensor, non-contact laser bumper, and emergency stop.