Distributed Control of Job Shop Systems via Edge Reversal Dynamics for Automated Guided Vehicles
Pp. 102-114 (13)
Omar Lengerke, Felipe M.G. Franca and Max Suell Dutra
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been frequently used as material handling equipment in
manufacturing systems since the last two decades. Particularly, AGVs with trailers are, and will continue to
be, the backbone of the material transport industry. In this paper, a study of the trajectories and simulation
model of hypothetical systems, which include FMS (Flexible Manufacturing Systems) environment, were
developed. In addition, a simulation model has been developed to assist in this respect. The simulation model
is based on a distributed scheduling algorithm which also implements an advanced planning mechanism in
the form of a decentralized Job Shop system control.
Automated guided vehicles, Navigation, Mechatronics, Job Shop Systems.
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