As one of the leading manufacturers of automated guided vehicles and mobile automomer robotics, we offer automated transport and assembly solutions to our customers worldwide. We set ourselves the standard of increasing the competitiveness and autonomy of our customers with our products and services. Our nearly 40 years of experience with AGVs and our drive to always find the best ways to make new technologies work for us and our customers help us to do this.
It all started with the idea of simplifying processes in the automotive industry. Today, we are one of the world's leading suppliers of automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robotics. This is how we combine our experience with the trends of the future.
Our product range is diverse. In almost 40 years, we have developed and implemented more than 8,000 vehicles. In addition to our standard vehicles for transport, assembly and AWT solutions, we also produce customised vehicles that are completely tailored to your requirements.
Classic | Wide | Low | Counter | Grip
Compact stacker with optimized size and numerous variants
Classic | HD | Duplex | Triplex
The counterbalanced truck that wants to reach high.
When we developed our ARNY counterbalanced truck, we focused on one central requirement: high load capacity at great heights. But that wasn't enough, we packed its strength into a compact housing so that despite its size it has the necessary flexibility for narrow warehouses.
Compact wheel arm AGV for tight spaces
Thanks to its modular design, LUCY is suitable for various transport goods. Pallets, roll containers, floor rollers with small load carriers and much more can be picked up, transported and set down automatically. Adaptation to customer-specific load carriers is easy to implement.
The icon in automated hospital operation
Powerful drives guarantee safe transport of containers over long distances in medical facilities. The 24-hour / 365-day availability of the driverless transport systems ensures a steady flow of materials without legal restrictions.
The platform vehicle with the highest performance
Thanks to the extremely low design, our OSCAR is suitable for a large number of undercarriage transports. Whether undercarriages, racks, boxes or roll carts, all this can be picked up, transported and set down automatically. A high payload of 1000kg makes the OSCAR an absolute transport specialist.
Flexible mini AGV for small loads
Due to its compact and sterile design, SALLY is particularly suitable for use in the healthcare sector - both for transporting sterile goods and as a supplier directly on the wards.
Mono | Double
Mobile counterpart for stationary conveyor technology
Our driverless transport vehicles with roller or chain conveyors reliably connect material flows without taking up valuable logistics space.
The driverless transport vehicle is designed for Euro and industrial pallet dimensions, but can be flexibly adapted to your load carrier. Thus, we can give maximum consideration to your environment and reliably connect your flow of goods. The material flow is continuously processed, around the clock!
Cost-effective solution for in-plant logistics
When it has to be quick and easy, our FLEXIHAULER is the perfect solution. For commissioning in your plant, only one track has to be glued and the vehicle can start moving - without any complex plant control. By means of extendable pins, the FLEXIHAULER docks onto mobile transport racks and pulls them to their destination with track guidance. The standardized PLC control is low-maintenance and can be adapted to individual interfaces.
The driverless transport vehicle for picking up and transporting vehicle bodies
The flexible mounting standard that adapts to your needs
The compact mounting solution for station linking in confined spaces
An important focus is our broad spectrum of diverse navigation technologies. These basic technologies are among our core competencies and are thus firmly in our own hands.
Different areas of application require individual navigation and localization technologies. Through our years of experience, we have the expertise of all market-relevant navigation types in house and offer the coordinated solution for your area of application. From track guided to autonomous we can connect your system with the help of our technologies to increase efficiency and flexibility.Navigation types:
Autonomous navigating vehicles determine the lane independently and act reactively on sensor data. This enables them to avoid obstacles and react flexibly to different situations.
Excerpt of possible areas of application:
Virtual guidelines guide the vehicle along a planned path and ensure high efficiency of the transport system. In the process, the vehicle also follows a lane, although this is no longer physically located in the real world. The lanes are planned computer-aided and can be flexibly adjusted at any time.Excerpt of possible areas of application:
Physical guidance guide the vehicle along a planned path and ensure high efficiency of the transport system. Suitable sensors are used to detect the physical lane, with magnetic tape guidance lane and active-inductive guidance lane with inductive energy transfer available as technologies. In the event of deviations between the vehicle and the guidance line, the steering motor steers the vehicle back to the desired lane.Excerpt of possible areas of application:
Our fleet manager NAVIOS is characterized equally by its stability acquired over the years and a wide range of functions, as well as by the ongoing further development with the latest technologies. Every development step is completely in the hands of DS Automotion. Due to the complete integration of the VDA 5050 interface, our systems can be extended with compatible vehicles at any time.
Once an order has been received, NAVIOS uses the current order pool to check which vehicle is most suitable. This ensures that the individual vehicles are always sufficiently loaded, that there are no empty runs and that orders are completed as quickly as possible.
At the same time, routes can be dynamically recalculated at any time if, for example, orders with higher prioritization arrive or other vehicles have to use the same route. Route planning can also take place over several floors.
Orders can be generated in a variety of ways: automatically via sensors, the comparison of target/actual stock levels and the definition of time windows, as well as manually via touch terminal, directly at the vehicle terminal or via the connection to an ERP system.
Through intelligent order optimization, the individual transport trips are linked together, held back where necessary, prioritized or rerouted to avoid congestion. In addition, in the event of short-term changes to the stations, these can even be adjusted during operation.
In addition to material flow and fleet control, NAVIOS can also be used to implement warehouse or storage location management. Especially where precisely timed storage and collection of goods is necessary, you benefit from the fact that everything is mapped within one software and thus no communication difficulties can arise.
To enable vehicles to make their own decisions in certain situations, we equip them with our ARCOS vehicle software. This not only ensures that a destination is reached in good time, but also a high level of safety for the plant and your employees. Obstacles can be avoided efficiently and people are protected by the vehicle recognizing and stopping them immediately.
In many areas of production, it is becoming increasingly important for vehicles to be able to make their own decisions in certain situations: If an obstacle appears on the specified route or if people cross the path. To ensure that efficiency does not suffer as a result of too much autonomy, the ability to plan this is an essential part of our systems.
ARCOS offers a simple user interface that allows the status of individual vehicles to be called up at any time and system parameters to be updated during runtime. To optimally support maintenance, the user interface is compatible with all common web-enabled end devices.
To enable the individual vehicles to communicate with the master controller, ARCOS uses the standardized VDA-5050 interface. This not only allows communication with the VDA-compatible NAVIOS master control system, but also enables vehicles to be connected to an existing VDA master control system. This ensures that a vehicle not only finds the right path to its destination at all times and is informed of current changes, but also that vehicles from different manufacturers can be combined with each other.
Depending on the area of application, ARCOS can be used for various types of navigation and localization:
As a rule, automated guided vehicles operate in areas where people also work. To ensure the safety of personnel at all times in these cases, we work with state-of-the-art safety components. In addition, these also allow a high degree of protection for objects in the way, which can be bypassed without any problems thanks to rapid detection.