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Publication Date: 02/1/2011
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Creform Improves Standard BST AGV Tugger
BST AGV drive units are automated tuggers, eliminating the need for manned delivery vehicles.
Greer, SC — Creform Corporation has made several improvements to its Standard BST AGV Tugger. The company's BST AGV drive units follow a magnetic tape guidepath and function as automated tuggers. The units drive under a stationary cart equipped with a BST hitch, extend a tow pin into the hitch and deliver the cart to a designated work area. It then retracts the tow pin and moves out to pick up another cart. One BST AGV drive unit can thus service a fleet of carts.

Improvements include: an easily accessible lever for manual engage/disengage of the drive wheel; a drive chain cover for added safety; a battery tray for faster battery changeouts; new low-rolling resistance casters; a new obstacle sensor with 180° sensing angle; and an up-front accessible sound volume control. Serviceability has also been improved with the addition of threaded bolt holes for lifting rings; easier access to connectors for faster parts exchange when required; and less internal wiring to simplify maintenance.

Some additions have been made to improve reliability, including: a stronger drive motor system; a stronger drive chain; a dust-proof multi monitor; anti-scratch side guard rails to help maintain a better appearance; and a new front guard to protect the obstacle sensor.

The company also offers several models of bolt-on AGV drives used for creating custom AGV carts using the its system of plastic coated steel pipes, metal or plastic joints and accessories. The company's system is also used to design and build workstations, flow racks, carts and a wide variety of material-handling structures.

Contact: Creform Corp., P.O. Box 830, Greer, SC 29652-0830 800-839-8823 fax: 864-877-3863 Web:

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