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76 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2018 into a general buffer that is going to be right in front of the final buildup station for the press. Matties: There's going to be a lot of eyes watch- ing this piece of the technology that Alex is putting together. It certainly has a lot of ben- efit throughout for the industry. When do you expect to have your press delivered and oper- ational? Lázaro: Yes, we want to thank Alex and Green- Source for giving us this opportunity. I believe we will be ready by mid-October to move the machines. Matties: With all this equipment and this be- ing a data-driven factory, how are you dealing with the integration with the communication of your equipment into the overall data struc- ture that Alex has in place? Lázaro: This is a big challenge that will be hap- pening mostly after all the equipment is in- stalled. It's complex and needs an IT team working together and talking to Alex or the en- gineering management at GreenSource. How- ever, we did prepare the machines in a flexible manner, so we can interface easily and remote- ly to all they will need when they integrate the general control software to track the data. To do this, we developed a communication protocol where our machines also create a da- tabase with information coming from the QR readers. At some point, it will be easy to in- tegrate this into their system when they are ready. Lázaro: The lamination portion is very possi- ble, it's just a question of sitting down togeth- er with the right people. There's much more of a challenge with the whole factory, though. Matties: A lot of moving parts there. Goldman: Thank you so much for your time. Lázaro: It is. Thank you. PCB007 manufactured products from one point to another with- in the facility, thereby eliminating any potential disrup- tion in production. These vehicles can operate safely around structures, machinery, and employees, as they are equipped with accessories such as camera vision and LiDAR sensors. These can help in detecting junc - tions, identifying floor signs, and avoiding collisions with obstacles. Manufacturing plants and warehouses are increasing- ly deploying material handling equipment for various ac- tivities, such as locating stock, picking orders, and mov- ing products and raw materials. Transportation and logis- tics firms are particularly under pressure to boost the ef- ficiency of their operations in line with growing demand for their services. They are hence heavily investing in such equipment. Increasing demand for material handling equipment is expected to boost the AGV market over the forecast period. (Source: Grand View Research, Inc.) The global automated guided vehicles (AGV) market size is expected to reach $7.3 billion by 2025, accord- ing to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., regis- tering a 16.5% CAGR over the forecast period. AGVs are transforming the way materials can be moved within manufacturing and distribution facilities. In a produc- tion environment where several operations are carried out simultaneously, these vehicles can ensure predict- able and reliable transfer of raw materials as well as Automated Guided Vehicles Market Size at $7.3 Billion by 2025

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