There are plenty of reasons for using intelligent technology to make life easier. Increased and optimized productivity, improved working conditions and competition with manufacturers from low-wage countries are just a few. The new TORsten automated guided vehicle system (AGV) is a perfect demonstration of this approach and also a good example of technical intralogistics solutions for Industry 4.0. After just a short development time, TORWEGGE GmbH - based in Bielefeld, Germany - has launched TORsten onto the market, a fully automated vehicle that doesn't need a master computer for navigation and is able to carry out jobs efficiently using swarm intelligence. That in itself would be worth a headline, but TORsten can do even more. It isn't just an exceptionally flexible and powerful vehicle - the control system's innovative design also transforms it into a robot that can collaborate with other devices in an interactive human-machine environment.
Visitors can see TORsten in action at HANNOVER MESSE 2017. TORWEGGE is joining other companies from Germany's East Westphalia-Lippe region to exhibit at the OWL Maschinenbau network's stand. "Along with strong partners from the elite 'it's OWL' cluster, we're using the pavilion to showcase the combined innovative prowess of our region," says Uwe Schildheuer, Managing Director of TORWEGGE GmbH & Co. KG. Schildheuer will also be personally explaining why TORsten is an innovative AGV for factory 4.0 in the lecture "AGVs - Evolution of intralogistics - State of the art and dreams of the future". The lecture will be taking place at Pavilion P32 from 2.30 to 3.00 p.m. on 26 April.