26 February 2013
OCME will be showing one of its Auriga Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV) at IMHX. Automatic LGVs can perform routine tasks normally carried out by forklift and clamp trucks, without the need for a driver. The cost saving associated with labour is usually significant, however LGVs can also help to reduce operating costs in other ways; for example, no unexpected bills for repairing forklift damage to the building, machinery and product. Maintenance costs are also said to be lower.
Another benefit of using LGVs is the improvement in safety. The vehicles travel at a maximum of 1.5m/sec and follow predefined paths to an accuracy of +/-5mm. Safety scanners on the front, back and both sides of the vehicle constantly check for the presence of obstacles and personnel. Stand 19L117