Doing something for the environment and for the market town in which you are located as a company – that is the reason why Michael Wolter, founder and owner of SAFELOG GmbH, decided to take this unusual action. As in many other communities, there is a need for action in Markt Schwaben when it comes to street lighting. The offer to bear the cost of converting 100 lamps was therefore gladly accepted by Mayor Michael Stolze.
Joseph Dresselhaus GmbH & Co. KG, Europe’s leading supplier of C-parts to industry and retail, is relying on mobile transport robots from SAFELOG for the modernization of its warehouse in Herford. In the first expansion phase, the previously manual transport of pallets and small load carriers will be automated with the help of 60 SAFELOG AGVs of the types AGV X1 tt and AGV S3. Dresselhaus is thus setting the course for an increase in warehouse productivity and safe material flow processes.
SAFELOG GmbH has been supporting the TH Rosenheim since May 2022 and has provided the laboratory for manufacturing technology (proto_lab) there with an AGV S2 for research purposes. In January 2023, the “professor”, recognizable by the white lab outfit, has received support by a second mobile transport robot. This second AGV is to be used for the flexible material supply of production machines with larger components on narrow transport paths, as is also required of many SMEs by the automation of intralogistics.
The demand for mobile transport robots has been increasing continuously for several years. This has also been accompanied by an increase in the requirements for automated guided vehicles. The robots have to perform their tasks reliably, interact safely with each other and other internal traffic participants, and should not pose a risk to their human colleagues and peripheral equipment. To guarantee these points, it makes sense to have the mobile transport robots certified by TÜV. The SAFLOG AGV M4 has successfully passed the acceptance test by TÜV SÜD and at the same time received NRTL certification for the US market.
In May and June, we handled the largest order from the USA in SAFELOG’s history for a customer in the automotive sector. More than 100 AGV M4 mobile transport robots were manufactured, tested, packed and shipped by air freight to the USA within a few weeks. Currently, the commissioning of the AGVs is underway at the customer’s site.
The AGV L2 completes our SAFELOG AGV family as the most powerful mobile transport robot. The successor model of the AGV L1 combines all advantages of the new generation, starting with inductive charging technology, the electric scissor lift and the brushless DC drive motor. The mobile robot is recommended for pallet transport, G2P processes or use as an assembly platform.
Under the motto “Mobile Robots in production”, the VDMA and SYNAOS GmbH launched an AGV Mesh-up at automatica 2023. Ten mobile transport robots from eight manufacturers were on the move in the 850 m² test area, demonstrating various application scenarios under the orchestration of the Synaos master control. SAFELOG was also represented on the test area with two robots of the type AGV S3 and AGV X1.
LogiMAT, the highlight of the intralogistics and process management industry, took place this year from Tuesday, April 25, 2023, to Thursday, April 27, 2023, as usual at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center. SAFELOG was also there with two new models of Mobile Transport Robots and a completely new booth concept in AGV Hall 6 to present itself to the trade audience. Record numbers of visitors and exhibitors as well as a high professional level characterized the event and already whetted the appetite for LogiMAT 2024.
On March 29 and 30, 2023 it was time for AGV Mesh-Up again in Hall 3 of the Dortmund Trade Fair. This year, for the third time, the VDMA hosted the live test event of the VDA 5050 interface as part of the IFOY TEST CAMP INTRALOGISTICS. While in 2022 the main focus was on demonstrating the orchestration and smooth parallel operation of several mobile transport robots from different manufacturers by a fleet manager, the setup in 2023 was a lot more challenging.
SAFELOG continues to grow – with 2022, we can look back on the most successful fiscal year in our company’s history. Sales were increased by 19 percent to 38 million euros and we were able to consolidate our position as one of the world’s leading AGV producers. The number of employees increased by 18 percent to 190.
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