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Kollmorgen launches ‘combination’ of AGVs and AMRs

Kollmorgen has introduced the “NDC Flex”, which it describes as a “combination” of an autonomous mobile robot and an automated guided vehicle.

Kollmorgen says the NDC Flex “combines the finest features from Kollmorgen’s portfolio; the efficiency of AGV systems with the adaptability of AMR features”.

This integration ensures that site productivity remains at highest performance, while minimizing risks associated with potential disruptions.

NDC Flex is exclusively available through our trusted global partner network, ensuring that end-users receive Kollmorgen AGV and AMR technology alongside the highest quality solutions and services.

Kollmorgen also says it is open to providing more information to anyone interested in learning about its offerings.

Kollmorgen says that it has discovered that customers’ journeys often begin with the recognition of a need – whether it’s resolving a challenge within intralogistics or a desire to enhance existing efficiency through automation.

Even though customers might think they know which solution best fits their needs, Kollmorgen’s findings show that the ideal solution often differs from their initial perceptions. The first crucial question to ask when investing in a driverless system, according to Kollmorgen, is: “What specific problem are we aiming to solve at this site?’

While the answer to the question above may seem readily available with a simple Google search, navigating through countless articles on the topic of “AGVs or AMRs?” can feel like wading through miles of information.

During Kollmorgen’s 50+ years in the industry, the company has experienced that the answer often boils down to “a smart, efficient and reliable intralogistics solution that prioritizes high productivity and predictability”.

“So instead of talking about AGVs or AMRs, why not go for a combination of the two?” asks the company, adding: “NDC Flex bridges the gap between AGVs and AMRs.”

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