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Advances in Production Engineering & Management
Volume 10 | Number 4 | December 2015 | pp 185–194
The application of service robots for logistics in manufacturing processes
Karabegović, I.; Karabegović, E.; Mahmić, M.; Husak, E.
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A B S T R A C T
The introduction of service robots AGVs (automatic guided vehicles) into manufacturing processes is one of the more important qualitative shifts in the automation of transport operations in the manufacturing, assembly lines, as well as storages. Given the large number of applications, service robots in logistics offer a wide range of different technical and exploitative solutions. Service robots AGVs are primarily used for the realization of internal transport processes. Service logistics robots in the manufacturing processes have a very large estimate of the significance of factors when it comes to physical labour reduction. The investment in installing service robots is amortized much faster provided that the service robots work 24 hours a day. The investment in service robots for logistics is repaid within 2-3 years, and such a system works for about 15 years, operating costs are around 2-4 % annual investment, operation availability is approximately 98.5 %, a high productivity, optimized costs and processing time. This paper presents the annual application of service robots in logistics, as well as applications of AGVs service robots with different structures in the manufacturing processes, in confined areas and open spaces, such as shipping containers in ports.
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Keywords • Service robots, Automatic guided vehicles, Logistics, Transportation, Manufacturing process, Assembly process
Corresponding author • Karabegović, I.
Article history • Received 11 December 2014, Revised 5 April 2015, Accepted 7 September 2015
Published on-line • 7 December 2015
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