MINIMIZING THE ARM MOVEMENTS OF A MULTI-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE

Timo Knuutila, Sami Pyöttiälä, Olli S. Nevalainen

Abstract

In printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing multi-head gantry machines are becoming increasingly more popular in surface mount technology (SMT), because they combine high speed with moderate price. This kind of machine picks up several components from the feeder and places them on the PCB. The process is repeated until all component placements are done. In this article, a subproblem of the machine control is studied. Here, the placement order of the components, the nozzles in the placement arm and the component locations in the feeder are fixed. The goal is to find an optimal pick-up sequence when minimizing the total length of the arm movements. An algorithm that searches the optimal pick-up sequence is proposed and tested widely. Tests show that the method can be applied to problems of practical size.

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Knuutila T., Pyöttiälä S. and S. Nevalainen O. (2007). MINIMIZING THE ARM MOVEMENTS OF A MULTI-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-972-8865-82-5, pages 326-335. DOI: 10.5220/0001638903260335


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco07,
author={Timo Knuutila and Sami Pyöttiälä and Olli S. Nevalainen},
title={MINIMIZING THE ARM MOVEMENTS OF A MULTI-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2007},
pages={326-335},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001638903260335},
isbn={978-972-8865-82-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - MINIMIZING THE ARM MOVEMENTS OF A MULTI-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE
SN - 978-972-8865-82-5
AU - Knuutila T.
AU - Pyöttiälä S.
AU - S. Nevalainen O.
PY - 2007
SP - 326
EP - 335
DO - 10.5220/0001638903260335