Virtual Path AGV Navigation
AGV/AGC navigation technology selection is the critical factor in achieving a system design that optimizes system performance, reliability, maintenance costs, flexibility and ease of use.
Savant offers unique ‘Virtual Path’ CAD map navigation on all its automatic guided vehicle and guided cart models.
- Our inertial navigation technology operates without the need of floor tape, saw cut grooves for wire or magnetic rod, structure-mounted reflective targets or any reliance on fixed structure/continuous wall sensing.
- Virtual Path navigation just needs a floor surface and a small, zero-maintenance, floor flush marker. This allows operation, without restriction, in typical facility environments with large open areas.
Savant’s internal navigation employs a solid state inertial sensor (also used in smartphones to detect rotation) to determine AGV/AGC heading and positional information as it follows a ‘virtual’ CAD map of the system path.