A detailed look at the industry exclusive E-coat and powder-paint system at AGCO's Hesston Operations facility
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
AGCO’s paint preparation area uses automated guided vehicles (AGVs), a type of robot that follows markers or wires in the floor, or uses vision or lasers. The AGVs are used to move racks of parts to and from the paint system. Small AGV load stations can handle loads less than 6 feet wide and less than 2,500 pounds. Large AGV load stations with specialized carts/dollies transport large assemblies like combine welded mainframes, large square baler mainframes or cabs to the track system, which moves the parts through the paint building. These large loads can be up to 56 feet long, 10 feet wide and 6,500 pounds.