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    AGV & AMR Robotics Powered By Industrial Computers

    Integrate Real-Time Edge AI Performance for Advanced Robotic Vehicles

    AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) and AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) have steered the future of smart manufacturing in Industry 4.0. With the ever-growing demand for supply chain efficiency, these two automation innovations address critical challenges in warehousing and logistics sectors.

    Rugged Industrial Computers are integrated into AGV/AMR deployments for:

    • Enabling edge AI applications in real-time
    • Processing data from multiple IoT cameras simultaneously
    • Powering the latest hardware technologies (5G, NVMe, GPU)

    Real-time Data Processing

    IIoT Connectivity

    Rugged Reliability

    5G Connectivity


    Industrial Computing Reliability For AGV & AMR


    Industrial computers follow a fanless and cableless design for hardened reliability. This significantly reduces the risk of failure when operating in harsh factory environments, while prolonging the longevity and reducing the need for maintenance. Additionally, C&T’s industrial computers have undergone rigorous testing and validation to achieve UL-Listed for safety standards compliance.

    Wide Operating Temperatures

    Whether facing shifting temperature changes or prolonged exposure to extreme conditions, a wide operating temperature range of –25°C to 70°C ensures consistent functionality across diverse AGV and AMR deployments.

    Shock & Vibration Resistance

    Factory floors often experience sudden shocks and vibrations. C&T industrial computers adhere to MIL-STD-810G shock and vibration standards, remaining operational even in the presence of frequent shock and vibration.

    Wide Power Input

    Power fluctuations and instability can cause electronics to shutdown abruptly; potentially corrupting data and system failure. Industrial computers feature a wide power input range of 9-48VDC to operate reliably in oscillating electrical conditions.

    CE, FCC, UL Certifications

    Certifications are proven statements that industrial computers have been rigorously tested and validated for safety standards compliance by NRTLs. C&T industrial computers have achieved UL Listed for peace of mind in deployment reliability.

    Key Technologies For AGV/AMR Deployments


    Rugged edge computers are built with enhanced durability and ruggedized features that are specifically engineered to withstand volatile environments to perform mission-critical workloads without failing. C&T’s industrial grade designs bring key technologies together with scalable and modular solutions to provide enhanced reliability and expandability that help enable rugged edge AI.

    Why It Matters?

    Edge AI Processing

    AGV and AMR deployments require real-time processing to operate reliably. Industrial computers utilize heterogenous computing to integrate an optimized combination of specialized hardware technologies for minimal latency, on-board AI inferencing, and connectivity.

    C&T Products Benefits:

    • Specialized hardware technologies to streamline edge AI workloads
    • EDGEBoost Nodes for dedicated GPU support and PCIe expansion
    • EDGEBoost I/O modules to support M.2 acceleration for TPU support

    Why It Matters?

    High-Speed Storage

    SATA and NVMe data storage is a critical component to AMR and AGV deployments as multiple IIoT devices are simultaneously relaying vast amounts of data for processing and storage. These storage technologies alleviate this bottleneck with high-speed transfer rates and reliability at the edge. Additionally, hot-swap capabilities allow for convenient data offloading procedures, minimizing downtime.

    C&T Products Benefits:

    • Utilizing 2.5” SSDs for edge reliability and compatibility
    • Flexible storage options with SATA and NVMe interfaces
    • RAID support for data redundancy

    Why It Matters?

    5G Infrastructure

    The introduction of 5G infrastructure has driven wireless communication to new heights with significantly reduced latency and remarkable bandwidth for real-time data telemetry. AMR and AGV deployments leverage 5G capabilities in reliability, coverage, security, and bandwidth for streamlined operations.

    C&T Products Benefits:

    • EDGEBoost I/O with dual-SIM 5G module
    • PTCRB Certified
    • Private 5G networking

    Why It Matters?

    IIoT Connectivity

    AGV and AMRs utilize multiple IIoT sensors, cameras, and devices to accurately navigate factory floors. It relies on an industrial computer to simultaneously consolidate and power these IoT devices, while processing the incoming data for actionable insights. C&T’s industrial computers feature EDGEBoost I/O modules for enhanced flexibility in connectivity and compatibility.

    C&T Products Benefits:

    • EDGEBoost I/O modules to connect multiple IIoT devices
    • Compatibility with various vision interfaces (GigE, USB, GSML)
    • PoE support

    Integrating Industrial Computers Into AGV & AMR Deployments


    Industrial computers are integrated into AGV and AMR systems to process data in real-time and power edge AI algorithms to allocate optimized workflow processes for increased logistic efficiencies.

    How Industrial Computers Benefit AGV/AMR Deployments:

    • Real-time edge AI workload processing
    • Consolidation of critical data and power
    • Optimized for scalability and flexibility
    • Rugged reliability for 24/7 in-vehicle operations

    Goods-To-Person Automation

    Goods-to-Person, or GTP, automation are solutions that implement AGVs to autonomize logistics order fulfilment management.

    Autonomous Forklifts

    Self-driving forklifts optimize pallet transport workflows, increase warehouse efficiencies, and enhance overall operational safety.

    Ground Control Systems

    The ground control system acts as the nervous center to oversee and assign AGV operations in a facility.

    • Task Prioritization
    • Route Planning
    • Fleet Management & Maintenance
    • Traffic Flow Control

    CE, FCC, UL Certifications

    AGV and AMR have vehicle control systems to communicate telematics with ground control and ensure real-time sensing for safe operations.

    • Guidance
    • Navigation
    • Safety
    Industrial Computing for AGVs and AMRs
    From board to ruggedized system levels, C&T provides a selection of industrial computers purpose-built to meet varying specifications required in AGV/AMR deployments.

    Super Rugged X86 Solutions


    Designed fanless and cableless for hardened reliability at the rugged edge. These industrial computers for AGV deployments utilize Intel’s embedded x86 processors for scalable edge performance, IIoT-centric features, and support longevity.

    RCO-1000-EHL Series

    Industrial Mini Computer

    • 11th Gen Intel Processor (Elkhart Lake)
    • Scalable to 3x EDGEBoost I/O
    • Embedded CAN Bus
    • Industrial NUC Alternative

    RCO-3000-CML Series

    Small Form Factor Computer

    • 10th Gen Intel Core Processor
    • 1x EDGEBoost I/O
    • Embedded CAN Bus & GPIO
    • Hot-swappable SSD Bay

    RCO-6000-RPL Series

    AI Edge Inference Computer

    • 12/13/14th Gen Intel Core Processor
    • 2x EDGEBoost I/O
    • DDR5 RAM & PCIe 4.0 Support
    • EDGEBoost Nodes (GPU/NVMe/PCIe)

    ACO-6000-CML Series

    In-Vehicle Computer

    • 10th Gen Intel Core & XEON Processor
    • 16x RJ45/M12 with optional PoE
    • EMC Conformity with EN50155
    • Optional 48-110VDC

    JCO-6000-ORN Series

    High-Performance AI Edge Computer

    • NVIDIA Jetson Orin AGX Module
    • 8x GMSL Cameras
    • Up to 4 EDGEBoost I/O
    • Up to 275 TOPS of AI Performance

    JCO-3000-ORN Series

    Mid-Range AI Edge Computer

    • NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX & Nano Module
    • Rich I/O Configuration
    • 4x PoE Support
    • Up to 100 TOPS of AI Performance

    JCO-1000-ORN Series

    Entry-Level AI Edge Computer

    • NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Module
    • Balanced I/O
    • Low power consumption
    • Up to 40 TOPS of AI performance


    • What are AGV solutions?

    AGV solution is the integration of systems and technologies to enable automated operations in advancing industrial sectors. These sectors include warehousing and logistics where an abundant amount of inventory is constantly being relocated and shipped. Industrial computers are a key component in AGV solutions as they play a vital role as a centralized hub to power multiple IoT cameras and process edge AI in real-time.

    • What is AGV in manufacturing?

    AGV stands for Automated Guided Vehicle and is one of the fundamental innovations of modern manufacturing technologies. By automating logistics with advanced robotics and capabilities of 24/7 operations, it significantly enhances efficiencies, safety, and alleviates a major pain point in manufacturing.

    • How does edge computing relate to AGV and AMRs?

    Edge computing is critical to the functionality of AGV and AMRs. Since these automated vehicle deployments are latency-sensitive and require AI processing, edge computing is optimized to streamline complex AI workloads and process data in real-time for actionable insights. AGV and AMRs rely on edge computing to operate efficiently, safely, and effectively.

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