Sustainable Intralogistics due to Uniform Software and Modular Transport Entities

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Publication Details

Author(s): Scholz M, Zwingel M, Schuderer P, Franke J
Editor(s): John W. Sutherland; Steven J. Skerlos; Fu Zhao
Publication year: 2019
Conference Proceedings Title: Procedia CIRP Volume 80
Pages range: 239-244
Language: English


Abstract

The current trend in internal value stream structures shows a clear
development towards a combination of the specific advantages of the
operation-oriented and the process-oriented production systems. All
scientific approaches have in common that flexible intralogistics
production networks require an autonomous and intelligent transportation
systems that is not designed for a specific task, but can take on
different transport roles due to their versatility. However, a
comprehensive analysis of current designs and research projects in the
field of AGVs and intralogistics transport robots show that there is
neither the necessary interoperability of different systems nor a system
architecture that addresses a flexible material flow independent of the
physical design of the transportation system. AGVs mainly have a
central control system, which manages the generation of transport orders
and their disposition on the vehicles. In addition, the routes are
specified centrally for the vehicles, even if they have free navigation.
The individual transport unit is therefore only an executing machine
that processes the assigned transport orders without any influence on
order dispatching or route planning. Therefore, these AGV approaches do
not have the flexibility and autonomy required for an intralogistics
production network. The research project addresses the necessary
interoperability of logistics systems and the abandonment of proprietary
standalone solutions. For this purpose, methods for digitizing the
workspace, route planning and path execution using a service-oriented
architecture (SOA) were developed. A central component of this
architecture is the approach described in the paper to enable
decentralized path planning on the vehicles. Therefore, the path
planning must be applicable to different target platforms without
implementation effort and the vehicle software must be designed
independently of the application. This approach allows intralogistics
systems to be flexible and adaptable, resulting in a more sustained use
of these systems.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Franke, Jörg Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Scholz, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Zwingel, Maximilian
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik


External institutions with authors

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt


How to cite

APA:
Scholz, M., Zwingel, M., Schuderer, P., & Franke, J. (2019). Sustainable Intralogistics due to Uniform Software and Modular Transport Entities. In John W. Sutherland; Steven J. Skerlos; Fu Zhao (Eds.), Procedia CIRP Volume 80 (pp. 239-244). Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US.

MLA:
Scholz, Michael, et al. "Sustainable Intralogistics due to Uniform Software and Modular Transport Entities." Proceedings of the 26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Ed. John W. Sutherland; Steven J. Skerlos; Fu Zhao, 2019. 239-244.

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