Automated guided vehicle system design for FMS applications

 
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1990 (EN)
Automated guided vehicle system design for FMS applications (EN)

Mamalis, AG (EN)
Vosniakos, G-C (EN)

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The issues of designing and installing a system of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) are examined in this work. The development, advantages and future trends of AGVs are briefly reviewed. Then the basic features of an AGV in an FMS environment, as well as a computerized procedure for the optimum vehicle selection, are discussed. Guide path layout considerations are made and docking/pallet transfer methods are suggested. A routing algorithm is presented to facilitate both routing and control of the vehicles, and the most commonly used methods for zone blocking, loading/unloading and traffic control and communications are outlined. Operation rules are reviewed and an example of an AGVS in an FMS is presented to demonstrate the potential of simulation in both design and evaluation of such systems. © 1990. (EN)

journalArticle

Computer Programming--Algorithms (EN)
Control Systems (EN)
Vehicles--Guidance (EN)
Automated Guided Vehicle System (EN)
Flexible Manufacturing Systems (EN)
Automated Guided Vehicles (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (EN)

1990


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