automated guided vehicle system
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automated guided vehicle system[′ȯd·ə‚mād·əd ¦gīd·əd ′vē·ə·kəl ‚sis·təm]
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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