guidepath

guidepath

[′gīd‚path]
(engineering)
The path over which an automated guided vehicle travels; often contains some means of communication with the guidance system, such as a guidewire.
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It is guided by magnetic tape, which allows you to quickly install or modify the guidepath.
The article reported that the agents were used as traffic managers, which facilitated the AGVs to access points and segments of the guidepath.
The company says SmartCart AGC's are guided by magnetic tape, allowing for quick installation or modification of the guidepath, and SmartCarts' load handling frames can be customized to accommodate a variety of products.
The single AGV is assumed to travel in a bi-directional manner on the guidepath [2].
AGVs which move along a guidepath are more common in industries.
The guidepath can be modified, expanded, or contracted, and vehicles can be added or withdrawn from the system.
Guided by magnetic tape, the guidepath of the SmartCart can be installed or modified in as little as a few hours.
This system has been expanded since 1986: There are now six more molding pick-up and drop-off stations, 18 more AGVs (for a total of 32), 2000 ft more AGV guidepath, 20 more overhead trolleys, 1100 more feet of mono-rail, 25% more delivery points, five more crane aisles, a larger sorting area, and 20 more bar-code scanners.
The simple MAC 1-2-3 operating software allows rapid modification of vehicle routing, traffic control, and guidepath layouts, thereby minimizing the need for customization and complex software changes that have hindered many business enterprises from applying the cost savings of AGVs in the past.
The MAC 1-2-3 operating software allows rapid modification of vehicle routing, traffic control, and guidepath layouts, thereby minimizing the need for customization and complex software changes that have hindered many business enterprises from applying the cost savings of AGVs in the past.
It's the Mailmobile, a robotic, battery-powered, automatically guided mail cart that uses sensors to follow an invisible guidepath.
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