automated guided vehicle system


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automated guided vehicle system

[′ȯd·ə‚mād·əd ¦gīd·əd ′vē·ə·kəl ‚sis·təm]
(control systems)
A computer-controlled system that uses pallets and other interface equipment to transport workpieces to numerically controlled machine tools and other equipment in a flexible manufacturing system, moving in a predetermined pattern to ensure automatic, accurate, and rapid work-machine contact.
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Vis (2004), Survey of research in the design and control of automated guided vehicle systems.
STVs are designed to help eliminate the sorting and transport delays that can occur with conveyor or automated guided vehicle systems.
The SmartTruck(TM) is priced at material handling equipment price points," said Cox, "which are a fraction of what you have to pay for traditional automated guided vehicle systems.
AGV Products, based in Charlotte, North Carolina has been supplying automated guided vehicle systems to North America for over 10 years.
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