Who are the big robot suppliers to the transportation industry?
Don’t forget that the transportation industry consists of a number of sub industries, each which extensively use robots.
Air Freight & Logistics
Road & Rail
Transportation Infrastructure (which includes Air Freight & Logistics, Airlines, Marine and Road & Rail)
As some of the most popular robots being used in this sector comes down to those that can move materials around, so AGVs and AMRs are in use. An AGV is an automated guided vehicle and an AMR is an autonomous mobile robot.
AGVs are small, flatbed vehicles which are guided by magnets, or wires, and follow a strictly prescribed route. If they meet an obstacle, they stop. They cannot re-route. AMRs look the same, but the big difference is that an AMR has a greater ability to navigate itself, using AI and 2D/3D vision to get around a building, avoiding obstacles as they go.
AGV suppliers include:
Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe
Toyota Material Handling Europe
Weissenburg Industrie-Technik Maschinenbau
Formosa Heavy Industries
SCOTT Automation & Robotics
Taiwan Warehouse Solutions
America in Motion
Atlantic Packaging (formerly CIMS)
The Raymond Corporation
Many of the above are involved with AMRs. Also, companies who supply AMRs, see below, also supply AGVs:
6 River Systems
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
Egemin International NV.