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.

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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.

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The advantages of Automatic Guided Vehicles are:

 

  • Information about flows
  • Improved productivity
  • Product monitoring and traceability
  • Real-time inventory
  • Optimal operation 24/7
  • Process optimisation
  • Storage strategy
  • Safety of processes, loads and persons

 

Industries

Automotive industry

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.

Electronics industry

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.

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Supervision system

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

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Main applications of AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles)

With a wide range of automatic trucks in the catalogue, the Aprolis AGV Department has everything you need for your handling automation projects.
From transporting goods between different areas to vertical storage, automatic trucks or mobile robots are used in many applications in the various sectors of industry, logistics, and distribution, helping to improve productivity and make savings.

Prise dépose sur convoyeur

 

Pick-up/deposit on conveyor
With this application, where goods are transported on conveyors between production process stations, AGV trucks provide logistics at strategic points, contributing to improved safety and better product traceability.
Préparation de commandes

 

Order picking
Moving goods to a new picking location and transporting made-up orders to the assembly lines, packing or shipping areas can be carried out by robots. With AGVs integrated into the order picking process, operators can be reassigned to high value-added tasks.
Stockage de masse

 

Mass storage
Mass storage is used in shipping areas for intermediate storage during production, or in goods receiving sectors. Pallets are stored in line on the floor and can also be stacked.
Rayonnage par accumulation pour palettes

 

Drive-in pallet racking
This is the ideal application for storing large numbers of pallets in areas where storage space is at a premium. Using AGVs improves logistic efficiency, optimises safety conditions and reduces breakages.
Rayonnage dynamique – rack de stockage gravitaire

 

Dynamic Drive-in racking - Gravity storage rack
High efficiency logistical operations use dynamic drive-in racking together with AGVs. AGVs can be used for intermediate storage management during production, and in shipping areas. There are wide-ranging applications.
Rayonnage à palettes

 

Pallet racking
AGV trucks are an excellent solution for storage in pallet racks. Our AGVs work well alongside traditional forklift trucks.
Réapprovisionnement de la pile de palettes

 

Pallet stack refilling
AGVs can be used to refill pallet stacks or pallets by the unit in production zones. By automating empty pallet procurement, staff save valuable time that they can devote to more demanding tasks.
Stockage en allée étroite (VNA)

 

Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) storage
AGVs have the precision it takes to boost substantially the profitability of warehouses and Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) storage areas.
Stockage de masse de bobine

 

Mass storage of reels & prone reel storage
Our AGVs are at the cutting edge of the technology for logistics, vertical mass storage or prone storage of reels in the paper, packaging and textile industries and in every application requiring reel handling.