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Ravago Manufacturing Americas implements automatic guided vehicle (AGV) solution

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced that Ravago Americas has implemented a Dematic AGV technology solution for its new Resin Packaging and Distribution Facility in Baytown, Texas (near Houston). Ravago is a producer and distributor of a wide range of plastic and rubber materials — from high performance engineered resins to recycled post-consumer materials.

At the facility, Ravago packages resin in bags stacked on pallets. The AGV system automatically picks two full pallet loads at a time from the production lines and delivers them to an aisle handoff location. This replaces a manual process used at previous Ravago facilities.

An automatic battery exchange system ensures the AGVs can operate continuously without human intervention. In addition to the AGVs, the solution includes control software as well as an interface to Ravago’s WMS system.

Ravago worked with KION dealer Equipment Depot to select the AGV technology, and this marks the first AGV system implementation from the recently combined Dematic and KION.