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Decision support system for material handling and packaging design
Author(s): Mats I. Johnsson; Abdel Kader Mazouz; Chingping Han
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Paper Abstract

The reliability of the materials handling process involving automated stacking of packages on a pallet or automated sorting of packages in a distribution system depends mainly on the design of the package and the material used for the package. Many problems can be eliminated that result in a higher utilization of the system if the package is designed not only for the product and its requirements but also for an automated handling system with different types of grasping devices. A decision support system is being developed to help the package designer select the most appropriate material and design to satisfy the requirements of the automated materials handling process. The decision support system is programmed in C++ which gives the flexibility and portability needed for this type of system. The user interface is using graphics to ease the understanding of different design options during the selection process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1607, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision X: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57105
Show Author Affiliations
Mats I. Johnsson, Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Abdel Kader Mazouz, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)
Chingping Han, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1607:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision X: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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