automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS)
The MLR Group is a leading global supplier of automated guided vehicle
systems (AGVS), material flow systems, and internal logistics.
We design, build, and install automated guided vehicle systems for new
projects and modernize and expand existing systems.
Automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS)
Automated guided vehicles (AGV) MLR is among the world's leading manufacturers of automated guided
vehicles (AGV) for material flow systems, automation of production
processes, and internal logistics. The vehicles automated by MLR include
high-lift fork trucks, stackers and narrow-aisle stackers, high-rack
stackers, platform trucks, tractors, and drive-under tractors.
The PHOENIX series automated guided spreader stacker is
particularly well suited for heavy loads. Because the side arms surround the
load during the lifting and lowering process, the center of gravity of the
load is always within the wheelbase, which increases stability. The fork can
be extended a very short distance, which makes the spreader stacker ideal
for use in tight storage areas and alleys.
The ISI-S series automated guided drawbar stacker is
based on a standard high-lift fork truck. When picking up, it can switch
from manual operation using the drawbar to automatic mode using sensors on
the lift mast. In drawbar mode, the machine functions like a conventional
fork truck. The advantages, such as a wide view mast, multifunction drawbar,
and energy recovery remain entirely intact.
The ISI-S series automated guided side shift stacker is
particularly well suited for picking and placing loads in tight alleys on
side roller conveyors or a chain conveyor. With the telescoping fork that
can be extended sideways, loads can also be removed from or placed on a
The automated guided telescoping mast stacker is
particularly well suited for picking and placing pallets and lattice boxes
in shelf and storage locations. The hydraulically driven telescoping mast
deploys for picking up. For transport, the mast is retracted to a lower
travel position. This improves travel stability and less counterweight is
With PHOENIX series automated guided high-lift fork
trucks, pallets, lattice boxes, and other containers can be picked and
placed at floor level or in elevated storage locations. The lifting forks
are lowered directly above the stabilizing arms in the freely navigating
vehicle. Its small turning radius allows load handling under limited space
On the PHOENIX series automated guided high shift
stacker, the lifting forks are lowered directly above the stabilizing arms.
This gives the freely navigating vehicle a smaller turning radius and is
ideally suited for tight spaces.
The PHOENIX series automated guided lift stacker is used
for picking up, transporting, and lifting load carriers such as pallets,
lattice boxes, and other containers. Because the load is picked up and
transported within the wheelbase, the vehicle is particularly lightweight
The PHOENIX series automated guided telescoping fork
stacker is particularly well suited for picking and placing loads in tight
alleys on side roller conveyors or a chain conveyor. With the telescoping
fork that can be extended sideways, loads can also be removed from or placed
on a shelf.
The MAYESTO series automated guided narrow-aisle stacker
is equipped with a telescopic table with forks that extend to the left and
right, like a shelf picker, to load and unload units. Alternatively, it can
also be equipped with a pivoting fork.
The CASERO care and service robot will be used in
residential care facilities and hospitals, as well as hotels, public
entities, and offices for internal transportation.
The transport vehicle can navigate freely and supplies patients in hospitals
and residential care facilities with beverages and meals, and transports
laundry, medications, and patient files between stations
In hotels, the automatic vehicle can be used as a service robot and bring
beverages and food to guests in their rooms, as well as suitcases and
The basic vehicle has a platform that can be equipped with a
The MOTORMOUSE series is characterized by a high level of
functionality at a vehicle cost that is well below that of traditional
The vehicles can be provided with various load handling devices and thus
equipped for nearly any transport task in any industry.
Its modular construction and the use of robust components make this type of
vehicle particularly service and maintenance-friendly.
The CAESAR series automated guided drive-under tractor
drives under the loading rack, then carrier pins move upward and pick up the
rack to transport it. Drive-under tractors are particularly well suited for
transporting containers that are supported on rollers and have access
The CAESAR series automated guided heavy-duty vehicle
transports large and heavy loads of up to 63 tonnes. The vehicle, weighing
12 tonnes and seven meters in length, has an integrated prism-shaped recess,
so that coils of up to two meters in diameter can also be accepted. The
automated guided vehicle (AGV) is loaded by means of a portal crane or
The CAESAR series automated guided platform truck is
equipped with two roller conveyors mounted transversely, so they can accept
two pallets at once and load them to a conveyor after transport. The very
compact design makes the CAESAR series of automatic transporters only a
little taller than the attached roller conveyors, with a transfer height of
just 500 mm.
The CAESAR series automated guided platform truck is
equipped with two belt conveyors, each of which can accept two stacks with
containers. The transfer height to the materials handling systems is 700 mm.
Vehicles made of stainless steel
Clinics and hospitals, as well as food production facilities, have special
requirements for hygiene and safety.
Upon request, the specialists at MLR can manufacture the automated guided
vehicle (AGV) in stainless steel, and seal off all covers and lifting
devices to meet protection class IP54. This allows the vehicles to be
disinfected with hot steam on all sides—including from below.
If automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS) are used in
outdoor areas, they must be designed to withstand all types of weather. The
components for protection of personnel must function reliably under
conditions of ice, snow, and rain.
The CAESAR P-14 Mr transport vehicle can navigate freely and was developed
by MLR as a specialized outdoor vehicle. It can be used at temperatures as
low as -20 °C.
To protect the sensitive material being transported, the vehicle is
completely designed to meet protection class IP54 and has an automatic
sliding cover. The two halves of the cover are opened and closed by means of
a hydraulic motor.
The automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS) used in
pharmaceutical production are designed to conform to GMP and FDA
requirements upon request.
They can also be converted for various cleanliness classes and thus may be
used in clean rooms as well. A sealing system ensures that they do not emit
any gases or dust particles into the environment.
Paper rolls, which often weigh several tonnes, are
particularly sensitive materials for transport. They require especially
precise and gentle handling when being picked, placed, and transported.
Because the forks on the PHOENIX series vehicles can be adjusted
continuously, the vehicles can accept rolls of different diameters. To this
end, the roll diameter is measured by a specialized sensor. The paper rolls
can also be picked up from floor level using the lift equipment on PHOENIX
The CAESAR model vehicle can travel freely and is
equipped with prismatic forks that can be adjusted continuously in the
horizontal direction. This enables rolls of different diameters to be
picked. A special sensor measures the rolls and determines the roll diameter
in each case.
Two roller conveyors in parallel can also be installed above the prismatic
forks of the automatic vehicle. The vehicle can then also be used to
There are automated guided vehicles (AGV) in stainless
steel as well for clinics and hospitals. All covers and lift devices are
sealed to meet protection class IP54. The automatic vehicles are protected
against splash water and can be disinfected with hot steam on all
sides—including from below.
The use of AC makes the encapsulated drive particularly quiet.
The automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS) from MLR can
be converted to meet various cleanliness classes. A sealing system and
gas-free batteries ensure that they do not emit any gases or dust particles
into the environment.