Rich Freeh, president and CEO of RG Group, headquartered in York, PA, announced the agreement with AutoGuide, a leading supplier of high payload autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).
AutoGuide robots are used to improve operational workflows by organizations of all sizes – across a broad spectrum of industries.
AutoGuide’s advanced autonomous mobile tuggers and forklifts offer easy deployment, improved safety and increased efficiency for industrial and warehouse material handling.
Their uniquely modular products are not manufactured as a retrofit kit to an existing piece of equipment, but instead as a standalone platform. Working without limiting infrastructure, a SurePath guidance system deploys vehicles without using magnetic tape or RFID tags.
With the highest speed in the industry, certain models travel up to 4 miles per hour while the non-contact collision avoidance system keeps it safe for their human counterparts.
Rich Freeh, president and CEO of RG Group, says: “The addition of AutoGuide Mobile Robots provides a significant new product category to expand our service offerings to both manufacturing and distribution/logistic market segments.
“The AutoGuide AMR will add a heavy payload capacity to fill out our expanding Industrial Automation business segment. We are excited to announce AutoGuide is joining RGIA so we can continue to offer our customer base the premier global brands available today for automation solutions.”
Patrick Gross, VP of automation and robotics, says: “RG Group has been successfully implementing autonomous mobile robot Technology transporting up to 1,000kg payloads in our respective markets for three years.
“With the addition of AutoGuide as a partner we will be able to help customers with much heavier payload requirements who are looking to reduce fork truck traffic in their facilities. AutoGuide is already being adopted by some of the largest logistics and automotive organizations in North America.
“This is a sign to us that we have picked the right long-term partner for our business. AutoGuide has committed to releasing new products in the very near term that will solve big customer challenges, such as automated truck loading and unloading. We are very excited about this new technology and the new partnership.”