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Manufacturer automates heavy pallet handling

01 May 2015

Mirka is a world leader in abrasive technology innovation and recently expanded its production facilities.

As part of the expansion Mirka secured 1.6t capacity AGVs from Solving. The AGV Pallet Mover moves jumbo rolls of coated abrasives on load pallets in production and between production and the storage area. The AGV lifting devices are sized to suit EUR- and FIN-pallets and especially large centre of gravity distance. The Mover is fitted with NiCd batteries and automatic battery charging ensuring 24-hour operation.

Advantages
The battery-powered AGV is charged automatically to allow for driverless continuous industrial operation, and thus both investment costs and overtime work can be limited. All service positions are easily accessible and the latest computer technology advises operators of maintenance requirements.

Result
Mirka’s facilities have been expanded in several stages and moving load pallets automatically between different halls would have been very difficult to realise efficiently with any other technology than AGVs. The jumbo rolls are transported safely and with care. In the future it will be very easy to make layout changes, because there are no fixed installations.

Technical data
AGV MOVER 
SWFT 2A-1R LASER 
Capacity 1.6 tonnes
Length 2967mm
Width 1300mm
Height 2529mm
 
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