CPL - Chalmers Publication Library
| Utbildning | Forskning | Styrkeområden | Om Chalmers | In English In English Ej inloggad.

Optimal number of pallets for reconfigurable cyclic manufacturing plants

Maziar Mashaei (Institutionen för signaler och system, Automation) ; Bengt Lennartson (Institutionen för signaler och system, Automation) ; Fredrik Sannehed ; Göran Abbestam
2009 IEEE 14th International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, ETFA 2009, Mallorca, Spain (1946-0759). p. 1-8. (2009)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

In a cyclic manufacturing system, the number of pallets in a handling and locating pallet system (HLPS) can have a huge effect on the production cycle time. The complexity of calculating the optimal number of pallets that satisfies the minimal cycle time poses a challenging design problem. In this paper the optimal solution is presented for deterministic cyclic manufacturing systems having determined schedule of tasks for multi-product applications. Furthermore, a specific domain which includes the optimal number of pallets is obtained for any arbitrary schedule of various product types in an HLPS. To verify the optimal solution, a reconfigurable Colored Petri Net (CPN) model is developed for a simple X85 pallet system. For various cases of machine processing times, the optimal number of pallets is obtained for the suggested framework.

Nyckelord: Cyclic manufacturing systems, pallet number optimization, colored Petri Nets, multi-product systems

Den här publikationen ingår i följande styrkeområden:

Läs mer om Chalmers styrkeområden  

Denna post skapades 2010-01-17. Senast ändrad 2012-01-20.
CPL Pubid: 108224


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för signaler och system, Automation (2005-2017)



Chalmers infrastruktur