Autonomous Vehicle Technologies
An award-winning pioneer in guidance, navigation and control technologies, Guidance Automation has over 30 years’ experience in developing advanced solutions for the global robotic vehicle market and has thousands of systems in service.
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Our state-of-the-art technologies can be used to:
Our three navigation systems have been developed to provide the solutions best suited to the different environments in which automated vehicles operate.
Beacon is an all-in-one integrated laser scanner and navigation module.
It provides a highly accurate navigation solution via a laser which is usually mounted high-up on the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) to provide clear line of sight to a well-distributed set of reflective targets.
To identify these reflective targets Beacon uses a rotating, slightly fanned, laser beam that covers a full 360-degree area (or a combination of scanners if mounted lower).
By measuring the distance and angle to these targets from the laser scanner, it is possible to determine a vehicle’s precise location at any time during a given process or journey.
It derives range and bearing to natural surfaces, so consequently the vehicles position from fixed structures within its operating environment.
This makes Scene one of the most versatile, adaptable guidance systems available.
The traditional line following AGV is a robot which follows a pre-defined path controlled by a feedback mechanism. The path can be visible, like a coloured line on the floor, or a magnetic material or wire buried in the floor.
These systems have significant drawbacks as a physical line needs to be applied either to the surface of the floor (which is unsightly and subject to damage when other vehicles cross them) or buried in the floor which is expensive and less flexible if the path has to be changed.
At Guidance Automation we have developed a unique solution; Vaporline, which requires no physical lines to be applied to the floor of your facility.
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) helping you Work Smarter
Minimise repetitive and unproductive tasks in pick and place applications including e-commerce fulfilment, warehousing, distribution and production.
Our collaborative AMRs can easily be deployed to enhance existing operations without disruption or reconfiguration and contribute an immediate and significant improvement in throughput efficiency and error reduction.