Automation has dramatically transformed virtually every part of the manufacturing process over the past several decades. And yet, manufacturers have been unable to unlock the potential of truly automating materials movement. However, pioneering manufacturers like Sunview Patio Doors have taken advantage of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) to help them more flexibly and safely move material within their facility with impressive safety results and a 16-month ROI.
“We required the flexibility of AMRs because we have to be able to manufacture something different each day, without adjusting work cells and costing us an arm and a leg.” – Kurt Oberparleiter, the VP of Operations.
This white paper provides insight into the challenges that led Sunview to automate, reasons for implementing AMRs over AGVs, and the ROI business case they achieved one year since implementation.