ON THE USE OF AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

Samia Maza, Pierre Castagna

Abstract

In manufacturing systems, material transport plays a key role for production process efficiency. Because of their advantages over other material handling systems such as conveyors and robots, AGVs are widely used in flexible manufacturing systems. The scheduling of several AGVs in a non-conflicting manner is a complicated problem, especially when the AGV system is bi-directional. In fact, many undesirable situations may arise such as deadlocks and head-on conflicts if no efficient control policy is used to prevent them. This paper presents the key issues to be addressed to efficiently employ these devices, and deal particularly with the traffic management problem.

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Maza S. and Castagna P. (2007). ON THE USE OF AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: From Planning to Control of Manufacturing Systems, (ICINCO 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-82-5, pages 476-483. DOI: 10.5220/0001637004760483


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@conference{from planning to control of manufacturing systems07,
author={Samia Maza and Pierre Castagna},
title={ON THE USE OF AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: From Planning to Control of Manufacturing Systems, (ICINCO 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={476-483},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001637004760483},
isbn={978-972-8865-82-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: From Planning to Control of Manufacturing Systems, (ICINCO 2007)
TI - ON THE USE OF AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
SN - 978-972-8865-82-5
AU - Maza S.
AU - Castagna P.
PY - 2007
SP - 476
EP - 483
DO - 10.5220/0001637004760483