The vehicle follows a peel and stick magnetic tape guidepath
to ensure accurate and repeatable tracking.
The AGV works as an automated tugger that runs along a magnetic tape guidepath
, slipping under stationary carts and then carrying the carts to designated stations.
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It is guided by magnetic tape, which allows you to quickly install or modify the guidepath
. SmartCart AGCs are ideal for moving products on an assembly line or transporting goods throughout a plant or warehouse.
An optimization criterion used in the control system is a guidepath
motion value of a semi-trailer cart in relation to the guidepath
of a trailer back axis.
In (11), AI was used to develop an AGV controller for large complex guidepaths
. The article reported that the agents were used as traffic managers, which facilitated the AGVs to access points and segments of the guidepath
"While magnetic tape was initially viewed as a step back, it simplified the creation of a guidepath
. Move the tape, and the vehicle will follow it." According to Mills, Daifuku Webb alone produced more than 600 automatic carts last year.
AGVs which move along a guidepath
are more common in industries.
11 -- Creform has introduced BST AGV Tugger, drive units that follow a magnetic tape guidepath
and function as automated tuggers, eliminating the need for manned delivery vehicles.
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