- Our Approach
- About Us
Our Fred Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are built for manufacturing, distribution, and warehouse facilities to improve worker productivity and safety around materials movement.
Our niche is automating processes that move goods from Point A to Point B. Our AGVs are designed to limit opportunities for downtime and expected to deliver a payback in less than 12 months. Fred’s technology is not intimidating, and results are tangible.
We design, assemble, and support the production of our robotics solutions in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office.
Freds make it easy to automate your workflows, so you can boost your facility's productivity, safety, and bottom line.
Compared to other AGVs, Fred is remarkably easy to set up, use and maintain.
Fred AGVs are mobile productivity powerhouses that create new opportunities for efficiency in your facility and among your workforce. And both drive near-instant business results thanks to the quickest ROIs you can find from any AGV on the market.
What's the best use of your valuable employees?
Compared to conveyors, forklifts, pallet jacks, and tuggers, Freds are extremely flexible in their abilities to solve your challenges.
Fred AGVs are built like tanks—inside and out. Despite requiring far less maintenance, they can outlast forklifts, tuggers, conveyors, AMRs, and other AGVs.
Fred AGVs drastically reduce the common risks associated with moving materials. Each includes the same intelligent features to keep your workers, products, and facility safe.
Increase productivity, reduce costs, and optimize your facility with Fred! There are a variety of applications including carrying, towing, and custom solutions.
Let Fred carry loads up to 2,500 lb. or tow 5000 lb., respectively. Redeploy your workforce where they’re most valuable. And save significant space, money, time, and risk. What could be simpler?
Fred is a towing powerhouse. Why let product take up space at the end of your assembly line when automation can free up space for a new assembly line? The use cases are limited only by your imagination.
If you can think of it, our team of engineers can probably design it. Fred AGVs are tremendous problem solvers without customization. But some challenges are unique. So are our solutions.
The towing option allows Fred to tow loads of up to 5,000 lb. depending on dolly capacity. This option also enables the quick removal of loads without needing to wait for an available forklift.
The towing option uses one of three available hitches (depending on the application) to hold the dolly and/or cart tongue to the hitch on FRED. Dollies and/or carts are available in diverse sizes to suit your needs.
With contact charging, you never need to worry about keeping Fred or Compact Fred juiced up and ready to go. Contact chargers allow for automatic charging whenever stopped at charging locations.
Contact charging includes a collector mounted on the side and/or bottom of Fred or Compact Fred, a floor pad, and a plug-in charger. The charger plugs into a 15A minimum AC power outlet. No power will flow to the contact pads until the AGV connects and the charger detects a battery ready to be charged.
Contact charging is ideal in a 3-shift operation. The contact charging location should be selected so Fred or Compact Fred spend the majority of their idle time on the charger. You may also want to use contact charging to ensure they’re automatically charged for a 1- or 2-shift operation. In this case, you want to be sure they stop at the charging location for the full length of any unused shift. It’s possible to install multiple contact chargers if you’re unable to ensure the AGVs can stop at just one location.
We have a bevy of sensors for detecting practically any condition within your AGV operating space. Customizable logic can then be set for both Fred and Compact Fred to react to the change in state. WIFI and non-WIFI communication protocols are available.
Part presence kit that can handle up to 4 sensors and customizable sensor condition setting software.
Fred or Compact Fred can always be added to an existing WIFI infrastructure. However, WIFI can be spotty particularly in larger facilities. Additionally, WIFI command and control systems means much more complexity and cost. By installing our contact, I/O kits at critical way/decision points within the operating space of Fred or Compact Fred you can communicate with Fred and command it and/or gather onboard data.
Contact I/O kit. Utilizes similar contact technology as a contact charging option.
Wireless control buttons duplicate the functionality of the buttons on either end of Fred or Compact Fred, but can be triggered from up to 100 meters away.
All you need is a wireless START/STOP button. Buttons are available in an assortment of colors. One wireless receiver is mounted on Fred. Contact us for details.
Buttons will come from the factory preprogrammed to control either Fred or Compact Fred. Different colors can be set to trigger different directions of travel. The buttons are designed for line-of-site operation. There’s an indicator light on the button which will flash green if Fred or Compact Fred receives a good signal, yellow if a weak signal, and red if no signal. If the indicator light flashes red, reposition the button or move closer to either AGV and press again.
Unlock the full potential of AGVs in your operations. View our infographic and start transforming your business today!