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AGV Deallocation Types

AGV Deallocation Types

Overview and Key Concepts

Deallocation Types let you define at what point AGVs should deallocate the Control Points and Control Areas that they have allocated. These settings let you customize AGV allocation mechanism to your specific needs.

The Deallocation Types Tab

You can get to the Deallocation Types page by right-clicking on a Path or Control Point and choosing AGV Network Properties.

The Deallocation Types tab has the following properties:

Deallocation Types List

Here you can add, remove, re-order and rename each Deallocation Type.

Edge Definition

This defines which "edge" of the AGV will determine the deallocation time. Options are:

  • Center - Deallocation will be triggered when the AGV's center passes the given point.
  • Trailing Edge - Deallocation will be triggered when the AGV's trailing edge passes the given point.
  • Leading Edge - Deallocation will be triggered when the AGV's leading edge passes the given point.

Travel Point Definition

Defines the associated point on the path that determines deallocation time. Options are:

  • Arrives at Next Control Point - Deallocation will be triggered when the AGV's defined edge arrives at the next Control Point. For Control Areas, this is the next Control Point after the path exits the Control Area.
  • Passes Current Point - Deallocation will be triggered when the AGV's defined edge passes the current point. For Control Points this is the Control Point itself. For Control Areas, this is the point on the path where the AGV's defined edge exits the Control Area.

Plus Distance

This is an additional distance that will be added onto travel before deallocating the object.

Plus Time

This is an additional time to delay deallocation, after the defined edge has reached the travel point plus the distance.