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AGVs and transporters – Learning the Material Handling Library (part 2)


AGVs and transporters – Learning the Material Handling Library (part 2)

AnyLogic 8.3 brought with it the Material Handling Library and, to teach you how to work with it, we launched a series of feature articles on the blog. They describe, with examples from real production, the main functions of the library and its components.

Following part 1, which focused on conveyors, this blog is about other ways to move goods — transporters. These include forklifts, as well as robotic and mechanical carts — automated guided vehicles (AGV).

Conveyors – Learning the Material Handling Library (part 1)


Conveyors – Learning the Material Handling Library (part 1)

To go with the release of the Material Handling Library we prepared a set of training models. They demonstrate the main features of the library through the use of example conveyor systems. These systems are often found in production facilities and in warehouses – they transport parts between workstations, sort finished products and deliver them to storage areas.

Here, in the first of a series of blogs, I examine the training models and elements of the new library.