ARTISTERIL will attend the LOGISTICS MADRID 2023 fair, providing the opportunity for our partners and clients to discover firsthand our “DO IT BY YOURSELF” approach, aimed at facilitating the comprehensive implementation of AMR projects.

At our booth, we will showcase the new OMNIDIRECTIONAL AMR Stacker, designed for the movement of up to 1,000 kg loads and heights up to 3,000 mm. This equipment is particularly suitable for operating in confined spaces.

At LOGISTICS MADRID, professionals from the intralogistics, logistics, and transportation sectors come together to find solutions, innovations, and the latest industry developments.

Date: November 29th and 30th.
Location: Pavilion 7, IFEMA.

We look forward to your visit at our booth!

LogiMAT event April 2023

ARTISTERIL will be present again at LOGIMAT, we will show our DO IT BY YOUR SELF concept where our partners and clients have the necessary tools to implement an AMR project by themselves. ARTISTERIL has a wide range of AMRs, tools for route definition as well as Traffic Control Manager with Simulator.

We look forward to your visit at our booth.

25, 26 & 27 April 2023
Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

Hall 6 / Stand 6D52

Logistics & Automation

Logistics & Automation, October 26 and 27

On October 26 and 27, the new edition of Logistics & Automation, the leading fair in logistics and transport, will take place at Ifema Madrid, and Artisteril could not miss it. The event brings together the best professionals and brands in the sector to show their most innovative products and solutions. After more than ten years, the event has become the benchmark for the logistics community in Spain.

Artisteril will present its new AMRs type Stacker ART PM120-OM, which incorporates Omnidirectional displacement greatly optimizing the possibility of working in small spaces where classic bidirectional systems could not in some cases even maneuver. Additionally, the incorporation of omnidirectional movement (displacement in any direction) reduces travel times by increasing the productive cadence of the AMR. The AMR can move 1,200 kg to 2,500 mm, with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 3,600 mm. It incorporates 3D vision cameras with an artificial intelligence module for locating loads. ARTISTERIL, in its strategy to remain a leader in the AMR sector, presents this differentiating solution that represents an innovative advance. You will find us performing demonstrations at Stand 3F33.

You can get your accreditations at this link. They are exclusive to professionals and have no cost. This year will be held the largest edition of Logistics & Automation so far, with a growth of 40% in its exhibition space. Are you going to miss it?

The main differences between AGV and AMR

Over time, the fact that warehouses and industries of all kinds are using automatized robots to perform productive and logistic tasks is becoming more common.

Investing in robotized transport noticeably improves the efficacy of the displacement and also contributes to the reduction of costs. At the same time, automatization augments the safety of  workers and frees them from doing tedious and repetitive tasks, ultimately enabling them to make a better use of their time.

There are two types of mobile robots: AGVs and AMRs. Both can move independently while transporting loads, nontheless, some differences should be known.

What is an AGV

An AGV is an Automated Guided Vehicle destinated for moving units of loads (boxes, pallets, trolleys, containers…) with a series of actions and functions well defined and delimited with a low capacity of making decisions and adaptability to the changes and demands of the environment or facility.

What is an AMR

AMR stands for Autonomous Mobile Robot, and it is destinated for moving units of loads (boxes, pallets, trolleys, containers,….) with a series of actions and functions well defined and delimited with a high capacity of making decisions and adaptability to the changes and demands of the environment or facility.

AMRs are equipped with a high number of sensors and an internal software of control that lets them adjust their parameters of function in real-time to adapt to the environment autonomously. In simple terms, AMRs are equal to AGVs but way more intelligent.

Differences between AGVs and AMRs

Next, we are going to analyze the differences between AGVs and AMRs revising the elements that affect the election process.

Navigation System

On one hand, AGVs navigate following a defined route. To make that possible, previously the infrastructure that will guide the vehicle has to be installed (reflectors, bands, or magnetic cords, for example). Once installed and the circuits have been defined, AGVs will follow set routes.

On the other hand, AMRs do not require such precision of the route to follow due to the system that grants them the benefit of choosing the most optimal route within the defined space.

Detection of obstacles

Both AGVs and AMRs are able of detecting obstacles safely. But, AGVs do it by stopping their movement until the obstacle disappears. On the contrary, AMRs not only are capable of dodging the obstacle but also if necessary, recalculating a new route to arrive at the destination without having to deal with obstacles.

Ability to adapt to changes

If there is an aspect that AGVs are not on a plain field is the dependency of the navigation system, for example with guided systems using magnetic bands, there is a major limitation to making changes on routes and paths.

On the contrary, AMRs, because of the laser-based systems of navigation, they are more flexible to changes. Thanks to that, the creation or modification of routes can be done more rapidly and with fewer costs. Also, they are capable of autonomously verifying the correct position of pick-up and delivery stations to position themselves better and correct possible deviations.

Vehicle and installation cost

When calculating the cost of the equipment we have to take into account both the vehicle and the required installation.

With this in mind, AGVs are simpler than AMRs and therefore more economic. Nonetheless, the installation of an AGV system could be more expensive -depending on the guided system-, because it requires a presential installation (magnetic bands or inductive systems); unlike the installation of an AMR system that is simpler (the assembly of reflectors to help the guide system) and therefore faster and cheaper.

Which automated displacement system to choose?

The 4.0 Industry looks for way more flexible and intelligent solutions, capable of adapting and also making smart decisions in real-time. Because of this, AMRs especially stand out due to being, simply put, the smarter version of AGVs.

Taking into account that AMRs display various additional functions and also count with a faster and easier implementation, they tend to become the priority pick of lots of industries and warehouses. But, when talking about repetitive processes and fixed routes, AGVs still have the better edge.

To find the solution that best suits your needs, you can send us an inquiry and our specialists will contact you as soon as possible.