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Automated Guided Vehicle Systems: A Primer with Practical by Günter Ullrich, Paul A. Kachur

By Günter Ullrich, Paul A. Kachur

This primer is directed at specialists and practitioners in intralogistics who're interested in optimizing fabric flows. The presentation is finished overlaying either, useful and theoretical features with a reasonable measure of specialization, utilizing transparent and concise language. parts of operation in addition to technical criteria of all appropriate parts and services are defined. contemporary advancements in expertise and within the markets are taken under consideration. The aim of this booklet is to extra greater use of automatic guided shipping structures and the enhancement in their destiny performance.

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Fig. 26 Underride AGV tows the materials wagon with lateral gravity transfer system based on the Minomi principle (Source CREFORM 2009) 46 2 Modern Areas of Application Since materials such as shaped foam are as a rule hard to move, high-quality roller tracks are used to ensure that the gravity-feed transfers can function without impeding production. In a further section of the production equipment, underride AGVs with a towing cylinder assembly are used. A materials wagon already commissioned by an employee is underdriven by a AGV, “towed” and finally dropped off at the production line (Fig.

1 Suitability table for conveyor systems in mass assembly tasks Assembly line Commissioning Transport Fixed assembly lines + O O AGVS + + + Monorail conveyor O O O Industrial trucks – O + Key None or limited application O, Highly applicable + Industrial trucks: This term embraces all the manually driven individual vehicles, such as forklifts or tractors. Even hand carts come under this heading (Fig. 6) The overhead monorail occupies a special position. It depends entirely on the size and construction of the hall and its roof.

In 2009/2010 the main components of an outdated automated guided vehicle system were replaced (retrofitted) in the assembly area (Fig. 20). The retrofit included the delivery of 43 free-driving forklift trucks with laser navigation. 6 m/s (forwards and in reverse). The enormous challenge in modernizing the nearly 20-year-old equipment was a matter of the time available to do it: within only twelve working days between the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, the new vehicles had to be fitted with components from the previous devices, while further key equipment was installed and put into service.

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