Accession Number:

ADA229477

Title:

Automated Guided Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-2 Oct 1990,

Corporate Author:

CLEMSON UNIV SC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A considerable cost is incurred in todays manufacturing industry in the process of manually moving components between work stations. One possible means of reducing this cost may be found through the use of computer- controllable Automated Guided Vehicles AGVs. However, development of suitable computer software for the specific requirements of a plant, in a cumbersome, machine-oriented AGV Operational Language, has hindered the widespread use of AGVs. Development of such software is virtually impossible for the typical AGV user, a non-programmer. Various approaches considered for developing such a tool are analyzed in the final report. Finally, an imprementation of one approach at the Clemson Apparel Research plant is discussed. Author KR

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE