SSI Schaefer’s Weasel® automated guided vehicle (AGV) has won the International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) Award 2016 in the “Intralogistics Solutions” category.
The system is being used as an internal fleet solution at NextLevel Logistik® GmbH in Germany. The Weasel transports bins, cartons and other products of various sizes (up to 35 kg) between work stations, goods-in, goods-out and the waste disposal areas. An internal AGV has been created, which in contrast to conventional AGVs, works without the need for complex sensors or control systems.
Special features of the solution include the automatic RFID bulk reading in the goods-in zone and the flexibility and scalability of the system. Weasel systems are not rail-mounted and can therefore be flexibly integrated into existing structures.