AGV vs. AMR – What’s the Difference? (And Which One Is Better for You?)
If you’re looking for a new way to move products, transport materials, increase manufacturing efficiency, automate your facility, and improve workforce efficiency, you may be wondering how to deploy AGVs or AMRs, and what is the difference between the two?
Both of these systems have their pros and cons, so it can be tough to decide which one is right for your business. In this piece, we will discuss the differences between AGVs and AMRs, as well as help you decide which one is better for you.
The use of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in manufacturing has been one of the only options for automating internal transportation tasks until recently. However, this is being challenged by Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) which offer more sophisticated technology, with shorter ROIs and lower initial costs than their AGV counterparts; while both types can be used to deliver materials from one place to the next – they do so without interchangeable function or capabilities. Therefore it is important to decide which will be right for your plant floor and process.