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Keynote Speaker 1: Feasibility of Object Throwing as a New Technology for Factory Automation

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1 Author(s)
Frank, H. ; Reinhold-Wurth-Univ., Kunzelsau, Germany

In a research project at the Reinhold-Wuerth-University in Kiinzelsau, Germany, a new approach for logistic functions in production systems is investigated. Objects are thrown by throwing devices and captured by capturing devices. With this approach for the separation, transportation and commissioning of work pieces, tools, packaging etc. the features of high speeds, high flexibilities and the need of few resources are expected to be achieved in future. At the beginning an overview will be given for this new technology. It was inspired by observations in nature, where the fastest movements can be watched at flying. When this basic idea is implemented in a technical environment, the functions can be subdivided in launching of the objects, measuring the objects on their trajectories and capturing the objects. In the second section the physical basics for the ballistic of flying objects will be considered. At flying objects in particular the thrust (driving respectively braking force), the gravitational force, the drag force and the lift force have to be considered. With these forces a mathematical model for the trajectories can be deduced. These forces are also determining the stability of the object orientation during flight. Different methods will be presented for the flight stabilization of cylinders.

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Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation (CIMSiM), 2011 Third International Conference on

Date of Conference:

20-22 Sept. 2011