Tissue roll handling with an AGVS

Authors
Citation
M. Urban, Tissue roll handling with an AGVS, TAPPI J, 83(2), 2000, pp. 107-111
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
TAPPI JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0734-1415 → ACNP
Volume
83
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
107 - 111
Database
ISI
SICI code
0734-1415(200002)83:2<107:TRHWAA>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
At SCA Hygiene Products' tissue mill in Lilla Edet, Sweden, an automatic gu ided vehicle system (AGVS) permits controlled movements of tissue rolls fro m the paper machines to the storage and converting lines. At the exit end o f the paper machine, a discharge device cradles the rolls in wide, smooth f ingers, which are mirrored by closely fitting fingers used by the AGV for c arrying the rolls. To optimize the close fit, the AGV does not drive head first into a transfe r position; it travels sideways, or laterally, into this docking station. T his maneuver, coupled with the wide fingers on the vehicle and the load tra nsfer stands, is the heart of the system. This paper illustrates the unique maneuvering and transferring characterist ics of the AGV system.