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PLC CONTROLLED AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE (AGV)

NGOOI, GUAN KEONG (2006) PLC CONTROLLED AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE (AGV). Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a specialized computer and designed to be used in industrial for control purpose. In general, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a kind of transportation that mostly used in material handling system. It is self-propelled (driverless) vehicles guided along defined pathways and controlled by a computer. The objective of the project is to design an AGV vehicle prototype which is controlled by PLC for industrial application (material handling). Most of the AGV used in industries are controlled by a microprocessor. In this project the main focus is to have a reliable design, easier maintenance and advanced PLC controlled automated guided vehicle (AGV). The significant part of the project is of using sensors to guide the vehicle along the pre-determined path instead of using embedded wire guided method. The initial stage of the project involves feasibility studies of the PLC controlled automated guided vehicle (AGV) which includes the ability of the PLC and the automated guided vehicle system (AGVS). The AGV design requires the determining of the type of hardware needed, for example PLC (CPM2A), sensors (metal), rechargeable battery, power window motors and others. The design of AGV and its path are implemented. The AGV prototype is built part by part and then assembled. Two safety features are added on the prototype, i.e., the emergency reset and obstacles detection by using sensor. The ladder diagram for controlling the AGV is designed base on the path design and tested with PLC CPMlA training kit. The input and output components and the rechargeable battery is interfaced with the PLC on the AGV. Finally, the PLC controlled AGV was tested and some modification is required on the ladder diagram and also on the AGV. The project is successfully executed by using a PLC to control the AGV to find its route in a predefined path.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Instrumentation and Control - Control Systems - Industrial Automation & Control Systems
Subject: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Engineering > Electrical and Electronic
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 11:48
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:46
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9310

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