Dematic, Grand Rapids, Mich., released a freezer-rated narrow aisle reach automated guided vehicle (AGV), specifically designed to operate autonomously in chilled and freezer environments. The AGV can operate permanently in temperatures down to -10°F and intermittently as low as -20°F.

With a lift height that can access five levels of racking in a typical warehouse, a 2,500-pound load capacity and a reach mechanism to handle double-deep racking , the AGV is well-suited for automating operations in existing freezer distribution facilities.

AGVs can operate 24x7, picking and transporting product in the frozen environment and delivering product seamlessly to warmer temperature shipping areas.