Case Study 1

One of Transbotics’ core businesses is supplying automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) for roll and coil handling.


Applications have included paper mills, converters, printers, steel producers, and plastics manufacturers. AGVs carry rolls and coils regardless of process, temperature or weight and stored in racks, on the floor, in stands, directly loaded into presses or stacked in the warehouse. Benefits of using an AGV System include:

  • Improved safety with AGVs that move in a controlled and predictable manner with safety sensors for obstacle detection.
  • Reduced labor costs by eliminating simple jobs related to material movement, and reassigning those workers to areas where they can add more value to the company’s products.
  • Reduced product damage with gentle handling of loads.
  • Improved material tracking is easy with computer controlled vehicles which communicate with plant controls.
  • Little to no plant modifications/bulky conveyors needed – which represent permanent obstacles and are inflexible for future plant modification.

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