The AGV system enables you to define custom offset travel operations. This is useful especially in warehousing situations, when AGVs may pick and place at many points along a rack. It may be tedious to place a control point at every possible pick/place location along the rack.
Alternately, if a single rack represents the destination to place an item, even when you do define specific dropoff/pickup slots, the actual bay that an item should be placed in is not always chosen until the AGV arrives at the rack.
The AGV system lets you dynamically determine offset destinations. As part of an offset travel operation, you can send the AGV to any point on the AGV path system, not just directly to control points.
To setup AGV offset travel:
What you do next is dependent on how you want your AGV to perform the offset travel. If you want the AGV to travel to a dynamic location along the destination path (the "Many Possible Locations" scenario described above), then do the following:
This will cause the AGV to travel to an offset distance along the destination control point's path.
If you want the AGV to travel to the control point closest to the offset location (the "Late Slot Assignment" scenario described above), then do the following:
This will cause the AGV to travel to the connected control point that is closest to the target offset location.
When you first set up offset travel, you will notice that AGVs will decelerate to a stop at the destination control point before performing the offset travel operation. If you want them to end their initial travel task at full speed before continuing to offset, see Customizing AGV Travel Tasks > Deceleration and End Speed for more information.