Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of automated guided vehicle systems in thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) Array manufacturing process

Nai-Chieh Wei* and Hsiao-Kang Lin
1Department of Industrial Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City 84001, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 August 2012
  •  Published: 27 October 2012

Abstract

In real bay layout of automated guided vehicle (AGV) systems for thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) Array manufacturing, excessive inter-bay transfers in such systems will degrade performance. Thus, this paper presents two models which capture the elements of the material handling time of both bay and conventional AGV systems. Five case simulation studies are conducted to determine whether bay systems are more suitable than conventional AGV systems for particular applications under consideration of inter-bay transfer rate.

 

Key words: Automated guided vehicles, material handling systems, simulation, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD).