DMG MORI and Jungheinrich create driverless vehicles to load/unload machine tools

The DMG MORI PH-AGV 50 optimally aligns with machine tools.

A cooperation agreement between DMG MORI and Jungheinrich has seen the development of driverless transport systems. Designed as a flexible automation solution for intralogistics applications, the DMG MORI PH-AGV 50 enables the fully automated loading and unloading of workpiece pallets on machine tools.

Automated transport systems can be used in an area-efficient manner and thus sustainably reduce transport times, as well as assembly and logistics costs. The DMG MORI PH-AGV accelerates material flow to ensure more flexible and productive processes. With the DMG MORI Cell Controller LPS, all processes in the production and administration of pallets can be further optimised.

The PH-AGV 50 is modularly expandable, moves freely with laser navigation technology and automatically aligns itself to the machines. Access and safety for the user are guaranteed at all times.

“Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are another important innovation element for the digital factory of the future,” says Christian Thönes, chairman of DMG Mori Aktiengesellschaft. “With automated transport systems we offer our customers a further product for automation and digitisation.”

Adds Dr Lars Brzoska, chairman of Jungheinrich AG: “Two innovation leaders speed up the digital transformation: Together we unite our expertise in the field of AGVs with DMG Mori’s integrated technology and automation solutions, thus creating significant added value for our customers.”

This new flexibility and the retrofitting capability of the PH-AGV 50 is regarded by DMG MORI as future concept for pallet automations. A similar degree of flexibility has already proven its worth in the area of turning machines with the Robo2Go 2nd Generation, as Harry Junger, Managing Director of Gildemeister Drehmaschinen, states: “The new Robo2Go Vision is a further development of the flexible robot automation with an innovative camera system. With 3D camera detection, we can use standard pallets to store parts and in this way avoid restacking parts. With the aid of the dialogue-guided control via Celos and the 3D-camera, the teach-in takes less than ten minutes.”

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