Optimal layout design of automated systems using topology connectivity method

Chris J.J. Lu, K. H. Tsai, Jackson C.S. Yang, Yu Michael Wang

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Abstract

Factory and facility automation has been widely implemented since the revolution of computers. A Variety of automatic material processing machines (AMPMs) and material handling equipment (MHE) have been designed and manufactured for various applications. The facility layout optimization is one of the major tasks in designing automated systems. This paper proposes a generic methodology that provides a systematic way to design an optimal layout for all types of automated facilities. The quantitative design criteria of automatic material processing machines and material handling equipment are addressed first. An optimal connectivity among machines is then solved through topology approach and heuristic algorithm. Thus, an optimized facility layout can be derived and completed by combining the optimal topology connectivity, physical constraints, and designer's preference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation 1996
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages870-877
Number of pages8
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 1996 - Minneapolis, United States of America
Duration: 22 Apr 199628 Apr 1996
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/3678/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 1996
Abbreviated titleICRA 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityMinneapolis
Period22/04/9628/04/96
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