In production environments it is not uncommon that different work steps are spatially separated due to larger machines with different requirements. Here, an AGV can be used to link the different areas and thus replace manual transport. Compared to continuous conveyor technology, an automated guided vehicle offers significantly more flexibility and cost savings.
In workshop or island production, different production steps are carried out on a product at different stations. Station chaining is therefore used to transport partially assembled products to the next assembly station. The use of an AGV is particularly suitable here because of the high degree of flexibility with a rather low throughput.