Mobile freedom thanks to AGVs: materials handling in dynamic environments
The KUKA Mobile Platform KMP 600-S diffDrive opens up new avenues and more flexibility for production intralogistics. The KMP 600-S diffDrive provides support as an automated guided vehicle (AGV) with a payload of up to 600 kilograms. It also enables maximum freedom of movement for employees since it does not require safety fencing. A laser scanner in the main direction of motion monitors the area in front of the platform. Optionally, the AGV can be equipped with a second scanner at the rear for high speeds during backward motion when cycle times require it.
Automated guided vehicles from KUKA: Quick start-up, simple maintenance
Applications can be programmed using JAVA. In order for KUKA’s intelligent, autonomous vehicles to optimally support in-house material flows, they must first be initially taught. The KMP 600-S diffDrive is commissioned quickly and easily via a wireless controller. Maintenance is just as easy as start-up: Access to AGV components, such as rollers, laser scanners and service interfaces, is possible without tools – for inspection, firmware updates, calibration and repairs.
KUKA.NavigationSolution: the flexible solution for your automated guided vehicle systems
The KMP 600-S diffDrive comes with an ideal partner, which plays to its strengths perfectly in autonomously navigating vehicles: KUKA.NavigationSolution
. The software solution with the smart SLAM algorithm
(Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) creates a map of the surroundings.
It is thus
able to take over the localization in space (on the vehicle itself) as well as the coordination of all the automated guided vehicles (on a central computer). Using information such as distance and speed, the fleet manager determines the best route on the network of paths
. The software covers all requirements in the field of mobility.