An AGV system is an advanced material handling system that involves one or more driverless vehicles each following a guide path and controlled by an off- board computer or microprocessor. AGV are typically used to carry unit loads in production and assembly operations. The advantages of AGVs include reliable, automatic operation, flexibility in adapting to changes in material flow, improved positioning accuracy, reduced handling damage, easily expandable layout and system capacity, and automated interfaces with other system. An AGV system allows automation of a certain portion of material handling and thereby, a reduction in the labor force. It also results in an increase in the efficiency of the material handling operation, resulting in better utilization of the work force and processing equipment. An AGV based material handling system also supports various tires of production systems and improves productivity.
Abstract - In recent AutomatedGuided Vehicles (AGV) are emerging as useful technology assisting manufacturing and production in industries. These vehicles are used as advanced technology to help in the process of industrial automation. There are various methods of path planning of AGV like; Grid-based map methods, Potential ﬁeld techniques, Fuzzy logic control, and Neural network algorithms. In this paper we are applying Grid based mapping with the help of AVR microcontroller kit, collision avoidance sensor, path following sensors, all integrated with LabVIEW for controlling and feedback operation. The objective of this paper is to design a prototype using Arduino board and LabVIEW software that will provide exact location and condition of AGV. Here we are developing an inexpensive, mobile and intelligent AGV prototype that will be interfaced with LabVIEW by use of toolkit named ‘LabVIEW interface for Arduino’ (LIFA) and Arduino-Uno board. The LabVIEW according to the sensor information given to the Arduino board gives commands for controlling the operation of the AGV. The communication between Arduino board situated on AGV and LabVIEW is achieved wirelessly by ZigBee module.
Nowadays, several types of industries have practiced the technology of automatedguidedvehicle (AGV) as the medium or transportation for material or product from one location to another location. The technology of AGV has been in existence since 1953, and this system was first introduced in the 1960s for industrial applications (Yaghoubi et al. 2012).
Wire-guidance is the simplest form of navigation, designed for a set, predictable path. Torrens likens wire-guidance to a hound dog following a scent trail that has verifications along the way. An RF signal is transmitted from the wire that’s buried in a slot below the floor to a sensor under the vehicle. The sensor detects the signal and adjusts the position of the vehicle to keep it on the path. Because the slot must be cut into the floor, wire-guided systems are most commonly used in applications that require a high degree of accuracy on the path, like an AGV traveling back and forth between two workstations in a congested area (Lorie King Rogers, 2011).
AGV can be defined as an unmanned, autonomous vehicle that is a subset of mobile robots. The AGV may have on-board computer to store path planning and motion controlsystem. A traditional AGV usually rely on either wired technology, guided tape, laser technology or inertial guidance systems that make use of the gyroscopes and wheel odometry for their path planning system (Kelly et al., 2007). These technologies have made the AGVs dependent on the infrastructure in order to navigate around the facilities where it was deployed. The dependency on the infrastructure demands every single AGV to be in operational state to avoid any disruption to the whole system. This system is, more or less, similar to a conveyor belt system.
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This project is about to create and develop the AutomatedGuidedVehicle (AGV) which is by considering three major parts that is design and build a prototype of an AGV, develop the controlsystem for AGV and improve the motion of the AGV by using a suitable controller and improving the design that may occurring problem to the motion of AGV. This project involves of parts from sketching, drawing, measuring each dimension to the controlsystem part which involves computing wiring system and software application to ensure the AGV can run perfectly. This project is proposed to design an AutomatedGuidedVehicle point-to- point motion control. An AGV is fabricated by using DC motor and a basic controller is designed to control the motion. The controller is implemented for a line following robot to analyze the controller robustness.
Available material handling is many times semi-automated as a human operator is needed for operations such as loading and unloading which makes it tough and increase the cost. Drastic growth in automation and robotics leads to a fully automatedguidedvehicle. It not only reduces the manual work but also lower the cost with increased accuracy. Leading towards to higher responsiveness and better consistency also eliminate the repetitive process. Material handling is nothing but moving materials within short distances in a storage area. AGV is the effective and the best option for material handling. AGV automatedguidedvehicle is a smart vehicle designed and built with lots of features used in industrial application for transportation purpose, delivering the raw material, it is also known as a system without driver. Because of their user friendly nature and affordable price AGV are becoming more popular. Industries currently using AGVs are manufacturing, automotive, warehouses, hospitals, chemical industries, and assembly line for different applications. AGV consists of lots of subsystems such as navigation system, drive system, controlsystem, safety system, hooking system, traffic management system, communication system. AGVs are battery powered the type of the battery may be either of lead acid battery or lithium ion battery lithium ion battery has lots of advantage because of its advantages over the lead acid battery as it of compact size, light in weight, high duty cycle, fast and efficient charging capacity, less maintenance required and have more life. Load can be in either in the tugger form or in the overhead format. Making the use of tugger and a trolley is tugged and used for the automatic hooking and unhooking of the trolley. There is lots of navigation system available previously navigation was done on the magnetic tape, color, spot, and wire but now days with development in technology using optical, laser or natural navigation is increased. AGV are said to be intelligent transportation as it deliver the material at right place within right time. It does not have any adverse effect on environment and safe to use. As we are focusing on review of an AGV based on the design method, and the material handling based. The review is done with best of my knowledge based on the different research papers available in this field.
The advantages of AGVs is flexibility system, safety technology, and accuracy and productivity. It is a flexibility system due to the vehicle can quickly reprogram to change direction, path or operation. The system also can eliminate the need for expensive retrofitting and new directions, tasks, and work cells can be created almost instantaneously without the need for physical equipment installation. Besides, the AGVs is safety due to it can avoiding interference with human or building. It also can work at the environment that may be not suitable to human operators. In addition, the AGVs is accuracy after combined with Radio Frequency (RF) technology and it can operate at a fixed rate to meet a predictable metric for operational activity (Vosniakos and Mamalis, 1990), (Jaiganesh et at., 2014). Development of the AGVs plays the major role in industry to improve the technology of the material handling system (Kajan et at., 2013), (Jaiganesh et at., 2014). Figure 2.2 show that an AGV is transporting the material.
enhancing the failure control management of underground transport AGV’s. Due to the lack of understanding of the reliability issues affecting AGV’s the authors adopted a combined fault tree and petri net approach to analyse system and mission reliability in . A typical AGV transport system was considered which consisted of eight subsystems; laser navigation, safety system, software controlsystem, drive unit, brake system, steering system, attachments and batteries. Fault trees were constructed describing the failure of each subsystem and these were then used to build a petri net model to determine mission reliability for an AGV. Although this initial study only considered a single AGV the methods adopted were found to be efficient and flexible and further work  extended the model to consider multi AGV systems. In the work presented here the earlier work is built upon and the optimal maintenance strategy is investigated for a multi AGV system. A simulation model has been used to obtain results for various scenarios that are then fed into a genetic algorithm in order to optimize the maintenance strategy.
This paper describes the intelligent AutomatedGuidedVehicle (AGV) controlsystem using Fuzzy Rule Interpolation (FRI) method. The AGV used in this paper is a virtual vehicle simulated using com- puter. The purpose of the controlsystem is to control the simulated AGV by moving along the given path towards a goal. Some obstacles can be placed on or near the path to increase the difficulties of the controlsystem. The intelligent AGV should follow the path by avoiding these obstacles. This system consists of two fuzzy controllers. One is the original FRI con- troller that mainly controls the forward movement of the AGV. Another one is the proposed reverse move- ment controller that deals with the critical situation. When the original FRI controller faces the critical sit- uation, our proposed reverse controller will control the AGV to reverse and move forward towards the goal. Our proposed reverse controller utilizes the advantage of FRI method. In our system, we also develop a novel switching system to switch from original to the devel- oped reverse controller.
I would like to thank to ALLAH S.W.T because of His help author could finished this report. I also like to thank my supervisor, En. Mohd Hisham b. Nordin because of his supervision for the report writing and the PSM development progress. As for ISUZU HICOM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (IHMSB), the place where author learned about AGV, a great thank because allowing author to take AGV project as PSM project. Last but not least to all author family, especially author’s parent and sibling whose give a lot of support for this PSM project, IHMSB Engineering Department, Production Engineering (PE) section, Kaizen branch (Engineering Workshop) technician, ISUZU technician and anyone who is directly or indirectly involved in this PSM project.
Human errors resulted by operators' mistakes or delays in taking required steps, which leads to reduce productivity. Thus, with waterworks development and various instruments, the under pressure units would be contortion, which are allocated the most bulk of sources. Monitoring and observing meteorological parameters, water hydraulic, quality features along with central and local precise controlling irrigation instruments, have provided an opportunity to predict and control unusual reaction of installations and also preventing accidents which lead to increasing productivity of per area unit. Moreover, management level would be able to make acute and rapid decisions depends on various conditions of utilization. Consequently, it would be provided opportunities to improve utilization management and enhance performance of productivity of irrigation units. To increase irrigation efficiency and performance of water utilization, following proceedings are suggested , :
The contribution of this study is that it analyses three different guide path configurations for an integrated automatedguidedvehiclesystem which is embedded in a flexible manufacturing system. These guide path configurations have been developed in such a way that in the first case, an AGV has been allowed to serve only same machine resources thus forming a dedicated relationship between machines and the AGVs. The second configuration explores a limited flexibility as AGVs can serve every machine and the assembly station relevant to a specific manufacturing cell. In the third case, the flexibility of the AGVS is increased and every AGV can visit any machine or assembly station throughout the manufacturing system. Thus the aim of the development of the AGVS configurations is to gradually enhance the flexibility in AGVS and examine the performance for each configuration so that the best configuration can be proposed. The details of these three AGV guide-path configurations are discussed in section 3. Two of the three configurations have mixed uni/bidirectional guide-path layouts. Moreover, this study also presents the application of advanced tools like CPN Tools and shows how these powerful tools can be used to analyze a manufacturing system.
The rapid increase of technology encourage people to develop a system that make peoples do an easier job. As an examples, from wired communication to wireless communication, from 2D printing to 3D printing, and robots are used in all types of industries around the world to do a man job. The AGV system makes the transportation process become easier and more efficient. A Design of Robust Control Algorithm for AutomatedGuidedVehicle represent the use of the AGV system in industry. This project is develop so that the AGV system can be use not only in heavy industry but also the need for development of low cost AGV for small and medium industry (SME) so that the use of this AGV system can be further expand.
IJEDR1502077 International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (www.ijedr.org) 415 Design of AGV author has calculated torque of motor, speed, force and angular velocity. Physically Power is the rate of doing work. For linear motion, power is the product of force multiplied by the distance per unit time. In the case rotational motion, the analogous calculation for power is the product of Torque multiplied by the rotational distance per unit time. For the designing AGV author has also consider the following factor designing of shaft, design of pinion, selection of pulley and selection of bearing.
Development of automatedguidedvehicle plays a major role in engineering industries to improve the material handling technique for recent year. In this paper, it is focus on the design and different methodology of line follower automatedguidedvehicle (AGV) systems. This paper provides an overview on line follower AGV discusses recent technological developments. The essential components of line follower robot and their modification are described in this paper.
In order to complete the final year project, a methodology has been organized to ensure the progress of the project running well and as a strategy to overcome problems. Project methodology also describes the procedures and methods been used to achieve the objectives of the project. Methodologies of this project are title understanding, literature review, comparisons, development programming, development of AGV operation, development for hardware and testing. Figure 3.1 show the flow chart of the methodology of the project.
The brushes go about as contacts between an outer force source and the commutator. The configuration of these carbon brushes permit them to climb and down on a brush holder, to make up for the anomalies of the commutator surface. Along these lines they are said to ride the commutator. The commutator controls current stream in the armature loops, permitting it to stream in one heading just. Every portion of the commutator is specifically associated with an armature loop. So the commutator pivots with the armature. In this undertaking the DC engines utilized for the development of the AGV. Figure 2.1 shows the standard DC motor.