Optimal number of pallets for reconfigurable cyclic manufacturing plants
Paper in proceedings, 2009

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.

Cyclic manufacturing systems

colored Petri Nets

pallet number optimization

multi-product systems

Author

Maziar Mashaei

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Bengt Lennartson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automation

Fredrik Sannehed

Göran Abbestam

2009 IEEE 14th International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, ETFA 2009, Mallorca, Spain

1946-0759 (ISSN)

1-8

Areas of Advance

Production

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

ISBN

978-1-4244-2728-4

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Created

10/6/2017