ASI Drives - FRED
FRED is smart in its simplicity. This automated guided vehicle (AGV) is simple to set up, productive, flexible and safe. For significantly less than other AGVs, you can be up and running with FRED in no time—without the need of IT support.
FRED is Simple
FRED does its job by following clearly marked magnetic tape paths that are easy to install, adjust or move. FRED is not connected to the internet and does not require a complex technical setup.
FRED is Productive
FRED solves labor shortages and eliminates the need for workers to transport goods across the floors.
FRED is Flexible
With a low profile and a great size, FRED leaves more open floor space than a conveyor. And, it can go anywhere the tape goes.
FRED is Safe
FRED is designed to keep your team safe. It uses lights and noises to alert your team that it is coming through at a very slow speed.
AGV - Automated Guided Vehicle
With the job market so tight, worker shortages are a real issue in manufacturing. FRED helps keep your team focused and productive by eliminating the need for a person to transport your products. FRED also reduces the product and facility damage caused by human transport. And, it never needs a break or a sick day. For a fraction of the cost of other AGV’s, FRED can help increase your productivity.
No additional Software
Many AGVs require a high setup cost and a significant software operation, something many manufacturers don’t have. But, they still want the benefits of AGVs in their facility. FRED removes both of those barriers.
FRED does not connect to any other software and does not require WiFi or GPS—meaning if your internet goes down, FRED won’t. Since it is not connected to other systems, FRED is not at risk of getting a virus or hacked. FRED is easy to set up and adjust. It is simply guided by a clearly marked magnetic tape path. With FRED, you can be up and running in no time.
Floor space is at a premium in manufacturing facilities. Because of FRED’s size, it leaves more open floor space than a conveyor. FRED’s top fits a standard 40” x 48” pallet but it can be customized to meet your needs. FRED has a low profile at 11” high and its battery charge lasts over multiple shifts.
A Safe AGV
FRED limits the common risks of moving your products from one area to another. Obstacles and distractions are no challenge for FRED. It has blue lights on all sides and beeps when moving at its maximum speed of 2.1 mph to ensure that everyone on your floor knows it’s coming through.
However, if there is something or someone in FRED’s path, safety lasers stop FRED in its tracks. FRED helps keep your employees safe and healthy and reduces worker compensation claims.