AGV at the tank container storage facility
The transport from the tank container storage facility to the plants is carried out by an autonomous transport vehicle. The technical term is Automated Guided Vehicle or AGV for short. It can drive on normal roads – autonomously or automatically. The vehicle is electronically connected to a transponder lane and thus finds its way with centimeter precision.
The AGVs transport the new BASF Class Tank Container. The B-TC allow a maximum payload of 66 metric tons and can be transported by rail or by AGV in the factory by road. The use of the AGV reduces the time required to deliver a tank car from around 22 hours today to around one hour in the future.