automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS)
Via the plant overview’s graphical user interface, driving course models can be created and modified interactively to build complete transportation systems. In addition to the most important parts of the respective plant’s topology - report and halting positions, load change stations and paths to be travelled by vehicles -, properties like vehicle- and path-specific speed limits can be specified here.
Furthermore, the plant overview visualizes the plant’s state during operation. This includes a graphical representation of the current vehicle positions and their future routes. It can also be used to let an operator manually enter transport orders and interact with the system, e.g. to withdraw a transport order in case of a vehicle’s failure.