Heavy-Duty AGV

Why you Need a Heavy-Duty AGV

Why you Need a Heavy-Duty AGV

Does your assembly plant create large equipment for major industry? Are you looking to automate your processes but concerned over the lifting and carrying capacities of automatic guided vehicles in the marketplace? When adding to or improving automation in your assembly or manufacturing facility, you wouldn’t consider the same AGVs that wheel around carts in Amazon warehouses for your application, you’ll require something much more robust.

Handling Specialty Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Whiting Corp, custom-designs heavy-duty automated guided vehicles and transporters for our customer’s specific needs in the manufacturing and assembly industries. These industries include Automotive, Rail and Transportation, Aerospace, Energy, Steel and Process industries where specific parts or entire products are moved from one work cell to the next.



Within the manufacturing and assembly sectors, custom AGVs with unique lift, load capacity, and maneuverability are essential. Cookie-cutter models need not apply for these industries where material handling equipment is put through punishing cycles to ensure product is put out efficiently and safely.

Trusting a company to design and build your autonomous guided vehicle requires real research into the firm’s history and customers. Handling Specialty has built custom, heavy-duty, automated guided vehicles for some of the largest assembly plants and factories in the world. When you look at breadth of experience and manufacturing prowess, you’ll find Handling Specialty leads the competition.

Our technical sales and engineering personnel review your application requirements and engineer the perfect solution for your AGV needs. AGVs are used in a variety of ways, often found transporting raw materials such as metal, rubber, plastic, or paper. AGVs can deliver materials directly to production lines. Considering your weight and other technical requirements, every aspect of your assembly or manufacturing process will be considered. 

Transporting raw materials is one thing, but moving the product through production lines is quite another. Understanding the types of AGVs that work for your specific application is where our design team thrives. Options like a built-in, rotating scissor lift to position product at ergonomic levels during assembly, and 360 degree, zero-point turning further support your processes, increasing efficiency.



Where a standardized AGV such as a forklift AGV, or towing AGV can’t get the job done, or maneuver in the spaces required, designing a custom autonomous guided vehicle is the smart choice. Engineering the AGV from the wheels up offers you the opportunity to create the perfect solution for your space, whether upgrading your current plant or during the design stage of building a new facility. Handling Specialty has incredible case studies to support their ability to design and build turnkey applications including not only the custom AGV, but the material handling equipment that will support the rest of the assembly floor.

Automation offers safety and efficiency in the workplace. Let Handling Specialty help your company remain competitive by enquiring about our services in automating your perfect manufacturing and assembly floor using our custom AGV technology.

Contact our Sales Manager today.

Written by Michael Poeltl, Marketing Manager, Handling Specialty 

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