Welcome to NDC Automation
NDC has been a leading supplier of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to Australia and New Zealand for over 40 years. Our experience in building, designing and installing Automated Guided Vehicle Systems allows us to provide you with the best possible solution.
We have been at the forefront of many developments in AGV technologies and have pioneered new advances in the areas of safety and vehicle navigation. Along with our rigorous design process and ongoing research into new applications this means our AGVs are at the top of their class for technical sophistication.
All of our AGVs are assembled and tested by an expert team according to industry best practices and international standards. With NDC you can rest assured about the quality and reliability of your AGV fleet.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
Research and manufacture of AGVs has been NDC’s bread and butter for over 40 years. Our advanced technology and years of experience mean our AGVs set the highest possible standard for safety and reliability.
Automated Guided Vehicles can be adapted to serve a variety of purposes. Typical applications include the transport of raw materials within a production and manufacturing environment and the storage, retrieval and dispatching of finished products within a warehouse.
Standard AGV loads are usually pallets or paper reels and our AGVs can be customised to carry any load configuration, from multiple stacked blocks of pallets to more exotic materials unique to your business.
In addition to a line up of AGVs for standard applications NDC also offers a range of special purpose vehicles.Our side loading AGVs are built to allow a Narrow Aisle Solution for your warehouse, increasing storage space in existing facilities.We can also work with you to design a unique AGV for your business, tailor made for optimum efficiency.
NDC can provide you with an AGV fleet that can do things no forklift can do, and offer you advantages no forklift can give.
Warehouse Management is a critical task in any automated system. Information about product loads to be moved must be collected and interpreted often from many different sources. Details about each individual stored item must be carefully stored and updated from the moment that item enters the warehouse to the moment it leaves.
NDC’s solution to this complex problem is our NDC Manage – Pallet Management System. NDC Manage is a comprehensive software package for controlling your product flow. From production, to storage and all the way to final despatching every stage is covered.
The Pallet Management System automatically tracks information relating to your products as they move through your facility. Capable of providing accurate and up to date information at any time it can easily produce reports about the status of your warehouse as you need them.
Warehouse and production facilities require communication between many different systems. Connecting all these different systems often running on different protocols can be a challenge. NDC Manage has the tools to interface directly with any existing warehouse management system, as well as connect directly with the PLC’s, Palletisers, Truck Loaders (RoRo’s) and Robot Cells already in your facility.
The NDC Advantage
Changing from a manual operation to an automated system comes with many advantages. The simplest of all these advantages is price, automation is simply cheaper. In a simple example replacing a fleet of forklifts with an equivalent fleet of AGVs can save you over $2 million per forklift over a ten year period.
This cost saving is primarily provided by the tireless nature of robotics, our AGVs will run 24 hours a day 7 days a week with minimal or no supervision. But there are many other advantages to AGVs. Automated Guided Vehicles from NDC will reduce or eliminate accidents, provided a safer work environment for staff and eliminating product and factory damage from forklifts.
The NDC Advantage is not limited only to financial savings. Our advanced AGV technology can improve the way you work. Our Narrow Aisle Solution can reduce the size of drive lanes in your warehouse and increase the storage space available in existing facilities.
A Pick-n-Go installation helps staff performing order picking tasks in warehouses. A Pick-n-Go system details an AGV to help each staff member as they pick individual items. The AGV saves time and effort for staff and results in improved efficiency, less mistakes and less risk of product damage.
Dematic Acquires NDC Automation
Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, today announced the acquisition of NDC Automation, a leading provider of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and software in Australia and New Zealand. NDC Automation will operate under the trade name NDC Automation for a transition period locally, and globally as Dematic, and will continue to deliver the highest quality AGV solutions for NDC and Dematic customers.
For more information visit www.dematic.com.au
NDC to install a 7 Vehicle AGV System in the Food Industry
The AGV System will be installed in Victoria in the second half of 2015. The System will handle raw material transports as well as outbound pallet movements of finished products. The NDC Manage WMS will handle interfacing, order distribution and location management.
Contact NDC for more information and further case studies.