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Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated efficiency 

We offer a wide range of Konecranes Gottwald terminal vehicles. These include unmanned, automated container transport vehicles, or Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), which are used for rapid and economical container transport between the quayside and the container yard. Konecranes also supplies management and navigation software to operate the AGVs. 

Main features:

  • Constructed as an AGV or Lift AGV with battery-electric or diesel-electric drive unit 
  • Payload 70 tons
  • Precise “according to plan” sequence via computer control system
  • Precise control using management and navigation software and transponders in the terminal road surface
  • Positioning to +/- 25 mm accuracy
  • Easy operation of entire fleets
  • Battery-electric drives for zero exhaust emissions in the terminal

Automated ease of operation

  • Fully automated, precise and rapid operation
  • Carries 20, 40 and 45-foot containers
  • Computer control system provides precisely timed sequences according to plan
  • Travel forwards, backwards and sideways
  • Fully automated preciselly and fully automated battery changing
  • Exact control and data recording (transport jobs) through management and navigation software and transponders embedded in the terminal road surface

Decoupling of transport and storage processes

  • Lift AGV for the decoupling of container transport and container storage processes
  • Containers are automatically placed or picked up in the stacking crane transfer zone
  • Helps optimize fleet size thanks to heightened capacity usage

Increased eco-efficiency

  • Battery powered AGVs or Lift AGVs are an alternative to diesel-electric drive units
  • Reduced maintenance costs through simplification of the drive train
  • Low energy consumption due to highly efficient battery-powered drive units
  • No pollutant emissions in the terminal, low noise emission
  • Recyclable lead-acid batteries
  • Long battery service life
  • Decoupling of loading and traveling processes: battery replacement takes place fully automatically in about five minutes in a special battery-exchange station
  • Helps optimize use of mains power capacities thanks to smart charging management system

Operating software for AGV fleet operation

  • Developed in-house by Konecranes
  • Management and navigation system for the control and monitoring of AGV fleets
  • Integration in higher-level terminal management systems

Products

System *

Unladen weight ** [t]

Drive technology

AGV

passive

26 or 34

Battery-powered

Lift AGV

active

31 or 39

Battery-powered

* Passive = AGV has to wait to be unloaded in the transfer zone to the container yard
Active = AGV can unload containers independently onto racks in the transfer zone in front of the container yard

** Weights for the drive variants Li-Ion and Lead-acid batteries