Automated material handling (AMH) systems, which include the AS/RS (automatic storage and retrieval systems) and AGVs (automated guided vehicles), are modern-day “conveyer belts” that play a key role in manufacturing facilities and warehouses around the world. These machines have taken the manufacturing industry by storm and are here to stay. However, behind every successful AMH installation is a powerful wireless solution that provides the synergy between the machines and humans.
Let’s go through the following five challenges and see how your wireless devices measure up with respect to suitability for AS/RS and AGV systems:
Challenge 1: Wireless Roaming Performance
• Is wireless roaming performance affecting your operational efficiency?
• Are the number of APs and clients deployed at your site more than you can handle, resulting in undesirable results?
• Do you have to tolerate system downtime because of seconds-long client handover times?