Prototype Model of Multi-Load AGV for Material Supply in Manufacturing System
Rizawan N Shaikh1, Ramesh Kumar K.R2, Ramachandra C.G3

1Rizawan N Shaikh, M.Tech, Student, Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangalore, India.
2Ramesh Kumar K.R, Associate Professor, Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangalore, India.
3Ramachandra C.G, Associate Professor, Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangalore, India.
Manuscript received on July 07, 2013. | Revised Manuscript Received on July 22, 2013. | Manuscript published on July 20, 2013. | PP: 1-5 | Volume-1, Issue-8, July 2013. | Retrieval Number: H0245071813/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Here we aim to build a model of the multi load material supply system which is the hybrid of AGV(Automated guided vehicle) and AS/RS(Automated storage/Retrieval system) system. The AGV base provides movement in the manufacturing facility and AS/RS provides storage of the material. The machine can be designed depending on the AGV load caring capacity and variety of material need to be carried. Depending upon number of variety of products and requirements, compartment can be increased or decreased. One of major advantage of this kind of machine in normal AGV is it has high throughput. Since single machine can carry more products hence number of AGVs needed to handle material is less thereby traffic in the manufacturing environment can be decreased and more efficiency in material handling transportation can be achieved. Due to decrease in AGV numbers in manufacturing environment, cost of handling and maintenance them is reduced hence it saves money and increase efficiency.
Keywords: Multi-load Robots, Multi Load AGVs, Revolutionary AGV Design.