AGVs for Maintenance & Repair Operations
Just how prevalent AGVs are for Maintenance & Repair Operations may surprise you. Heavy-duty automated guided vehicles play an important role in industries with large products that require maintenance and repair.
Why AGVs for MRO?
Why would you include an AGV in your MRO facility? Consider the steps taken during a maintenance or repair operation. Consider the positioning of the equipment being worked on and the distance it will travel through your facility. Will it require raising and lowering at specific work cells? Will you require tooling for rotation or tilt positioning? All of these options can be included on your automated guided vehicle to suit your specific maintenance application. There really is no MRO equipment as robust and customizable as an AGV. That’s why.
MRO and AGVs
MRO and AGVs are the perfect pairings when looking to outfit your MRO facility with the most efficient system to perform your maintenance and repair operations. From the Power-Generation industry to Rail maintenance, AGVs can lift, traverse, rotate, and position your MRO equipment with ease. An AGV can also be pre-programmed to move and position your equipment at each work cell for the technician to perform their specific duty. Efficiency is increased exponentially with an AGV system as part of your MRO activity.
Examples of AGVs in MRO
Custom MRO material handling equipment is an important aspect of maintaining and repairing Rail cars from their wheel sets to the HVAC systems that adorn the rooftops. Handling Specialty has designed and manufactured several rail MRO custom handling equipment that includes AGV systems.
Our original AGV designs have also featured largely in the Power-Generation industry’s MRO facilities. Large engines and turbines require maintenance, are massive, and occasionally require more than one AGV to traverse the product. Weight capacities for AGVs are a major consideration as well and must be built robustly, and with the best components and safety measures to carry something as heavy as a Diesel engine.
Aerospace is another industry that requires heavy-duty, custom solutions for their MRO material handling solutions. Our heavy-duty AGVs have been engineered and built to carry jet engines through maintenance and repair operations.
There are almost no industries that couldn’t utilize an automated guided vehicle system to assist in their MRO facility. Advanced Manufacturing industries have seen AGVs used to move farm equipment through their MRO steps as well.
IF you’re looking to create an efficient and safe environment to perform your industry’s maintenance and repair operations, then contact one of our technical salespeople to discuss how Handling Specialty’s custom AGV system solutions can benefit your bottom line.