Velocity Balancing in Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Report, 2006

Practical incentives motivate the development of optimal working schedules in manufacturing environments. Most often, such development is focused on time optimality issues, without concern for how the resulting schedules are executed. In practice, this often leads to an unnecessarily high amount of acceleration during a production cycle, which affects negatively the productive life of the manufacturing equipment. In this paper, we present and compare several methods to reduce the acceleration load in a production cell by processing a given working schedule, without compromising such features of the schedule as time optimality, collision- and deadlock avoidance.

Velocity Balancing

Flexible Manufacturing Systems


Avenir Kobetski

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control

Martin Fabian

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

R - Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology: R010

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