Transport robot for stacks: Direct lift from ground
|Field||AGV for manufacturing and warehouse logistics|
|Task||Fully autonomous supply and transport of single or stored stacks and boxes with lifting function from the ground for manufacturing or intra-logistic processes.|
|Size||Length 935 mm, width 693 mm, height 1235 mm (including WiFi antennas)|
|Load||Boxes of different sizes and standard-containers, small load carriers (SLC) of size 600×400 and 400×300 mm up to 100 kg|
Stack height up to 1.000mm
|Load Handling Device||Passive pickup with lifting function and clamping|
|Transfer Height||0 mm, passive pickup/deposit from/on floor|
|Download||Specification sheet proANT 016 Stacklifter|
The proANT 016 Stacklifter is a newly developed autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) , which picks up boxes and stacks from the ground.
The vehicle picks up the loads automatically. A laser scanner recognizes the position and the direction of the load which must be transported and directs the transport robots, so that it fits into its load area.
The vehicle can also lift and transport floor rollers.
Layout of stacking areas
Requirements in order to use the robot
The robot was designed with a 420 mm wide load area. This is 20 mm wider than the standard small load containers KLT. Furthermore, it is equipped with insertion chamfers. Both these features allow the vehicle to maneuver more easily when approaching a stack of SLCs. Customers are, however, advised to keep in mind that each container stack should be placed at least 20 cm away from the next, even in case of an offset arrangement, otherwise the side arms will not fit between the stacks.
Specifications for stacking area layouts
Given the the requirements stated above, the following stacking area layout specifications apply:
- Maximal twist angle: 20°
- Minimum grid length for stacks in one row (distance center to center): 780 mm
- Minimum path width between two stack rows: 1600 mm
If these requirements can be met in the general layout, they create an ideal case scenario for the robot. It may, however, be possible to lower the minimum grid distance requirement to 600 mm if the layout of the stacks is optimized manually.