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Design, optimization and analysis of Stewart-Gough platform based automated storage / retrieval system

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3 Author(s)
Salah, B. ; Transp. Syst. & Logistics Dept., Univ. Duisburg-Essen Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany ; Wasiullah, M. ; Noche, B.

In today fast changing world where change is the need of time and being innovative is important to stay ahead in the competition. In this work a tool was developed to estimate the design parameters of a Stewart-Gough platform based automated storage / retrieval system (AS/RS). Based on the specific input details, important design parameters such as Length, Width and Height of each of the storage rack as well as the whole AS/RS were obtained. Also the number of storage / retrieval machines which are required for the obtained design model was also estimated. Additionally, another tool was also developed to estimate the single command and dual command cycle of the AS/RS based on FEM 9.851. As the throughput of the system is one of the important indicators of system performance, effort was done to optimise the design and obtain the best solution (throughput) from the given input data. It was found that there exist an optimal Height at which the single and dual command cycle time is the lowest, and the throughput of the system the highest. This height of the system was chosen to the optimal height for the given input value. Finally the results of the designed automated Storage / retrieval system is presented at the end as a report highlighting the important design parameters and the expected throughput from the system.

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Automation and Logistics (ICAL), 2011 IEEE International Conference on

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15-16 Aug. 2011