TRANSPORT VEHICLE SYSTEM AND TRANSPORT VEHICLE ARRANGEMENT METHOD IN TRANSPORT VEHICLE SYSTEM

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APP PUB NO 20190177087A1
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16180569

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A transport vehicle system includes: a plurality of transport vehicles that transport articles; a main track, and a plurality of branch tracks branching off from the main track at different positions of the main track; and a controller that, with each of the branch tracks and a part of the main track taken as a reciprocation traveling track, causes each of the plurality of transport vehicles to reciprocate in the reciprocation traveling track and transport an article, and when a transport vehicle is placed on any of the reciprocation traveling tracks, the controller causes a transport vehicle that is reciprocating on a reciprocation traveling track in front of the reciprocation traveling track of placement destination in the extending direction, to retreat to the branch track in the reciprocation traveling track and thereafter causes passage of the transport vehicle to be placed through the main track in the reciprocation traveling track.

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MURATA MACHINERY LTDKYOTO JAPAN

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Imamura, Yuichi Aichi, JP 9 33

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