Published: 2018-05-24

Kalmar launches an automated guided vehicle (AGV)

Technology Kalmar launches an automated guided vehicle (AGV)

Photo: Kalmar

The Finnish company has introduced a fully electric AGV for transporting containers between the quay- and landside.

The Kalmar FastCharge AGV is constructed on a steel platform and is able to carry one or two TEUs, one FEU, or one 45-foot container - altogether loads up to 70tn.

The vehicle's electric power system is based on lithium-ion battery technology. The machines can be opportunity charged at charging stations along their working routes. In addition, the AGVs are equipped with a regenerative energy system that stores energy from breaking and makes it available for reuse.

"The Kalmar FastCharge AGV offers both greenfield and brownfield terminals an alternative solution to reduce the environmental impact of their operations while maximising equipment availability. It complements our existing offering for horizontal transportation and is based on our proven Terminal Logistics System automation platform, which includes AGV support for terminals using the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System," Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar, said.

He furthered, "Launching the Kalmar FastCharge AGV was the natural next step after the successful project with PSA Singapore, where we delivered a fleet of 18 customised electric AGVs at the end of June 2017."

Kalmar FastCharge automated guided vehicle for transporting containers between the quay- and landside (photo: Kalmar)


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