Innovation in automated handling solutions
Aprolis is one of the few players in the profession with its own AGV department employing 18 people based in France.
Our engineers work out the transport solutions best suited to meet the automation needs of our customers, working closely with the other departments concerned (production, logistics, DSi).
Our solutions can include the setting up of WMS for flow and stock management, forming an integral part of the processes.
AGV, standing for Automatic Guided Vehicles, refers to fully automatic handling trucks used for moving, transporting and racking all load types in factories, warehouses and logistics and distribution centres.
These trucks communicate with other equipment such as conveyors, logic controllers, ERP and WMS systems and operate by interfacing with the operators.
The advantages of Automatic Guided Vehicles are:
A seamless solution for production sites and their Tier 1 subcontractors.
e-Commerce and retail distribution logistics
Meet the challenges of the industry with AGV systems adapted to multi-UGS (Stock Management Unit - Unité de Gestion de Stock) solutions.
Agro-food and drinks industry
Connect your intra-logistical production operations to shipping and improve your quality control.
Pharmaceutical and perfume/cosmetics industries
A “high-technology” product ranged designed for the applications and needs of the pharmaceutical and perfume/cosmetics industry, in compliance with the standards.
Steel and aluminium industry
Reliable and accurate automation solutions for safe, damage-free handling. With our AGV systems, you optimise space for intensive use, whether the load is heavy or light.
Transport and Logistics
Our highly integrated systems (ERP, WMS) cater to every need of your operations in terms of handling, traceability and services.
Aviation and Aerospace
A wide range of automated equipment guaranteeing total control of your goods, high-quality handling and optimal safety.
As an essential industrial base for the digital revolution, our range of automatic equipment and our integrated systems (ERP, WMS) will meet all your expectations by supporting your assembly and integration needs.
Our AGV systems work at your pace, thanks to our IT system
Our secure IT systems allow our equipment to be connected to our clients' systems such as production management software (ERP, WMS, MES, etc.), warehouse management system software (WMS), production logic controllers, terminals and other operator interfaces.
The supervision system is connected to the host systems of our customers (ERP, WMS, MES, etc.), offering a means of managing the dialogue with various customer IT systems, remotely allocating orders to AGVs, choosing the route to be taken and managing traffic between AGVs.
Our robots connected to the Warehouse Management System - WMS
Use of an installation in which the AGVs are connected to the Warehouse Management System is designed in particular to boost company productivity, reduce the amount of stock, optimise the use of storage surfaces and decrease order picking errors.
The advantages are as follows:
- Goods availability
- Deliveries always on time (tight flow)
- Optimised flows
- Reduction of non-quality costs
- Monitoring of goods held up at quality
- Adaptation of clamp pressure to type of paper
- Impossibility of shipping goods awaiting quality control
- Saves storage volume by dynamic stock allocation
- Real-time inventory
AGV and mobile robot applications - Where are automatic guided vehicles used ?
AGV forklifts trucks and mobile robots are handling equipement capable of moving autonomously in distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and warehouses.
AGV equipement and mobile robots are widely used in applications for loading/unloading pallets, order picking, transporting goods or even handling reels.