SOLVING THE FEEDER ASSIGNMENT ON A REVOLVER-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE

Sami Pyöttiälä, Timo Knuutila, Mika Johnsson, Olli S. Nevalainen

Abstract

Revolver-head gantry machines are nowadays very popular because of their flexibility, accuracy and high enough placement speed. In the optimization of this machine type the selection of nozzles into the placement head, the order of the component reels in feeder slots, and the pick-up and placement sequences have to be considered. In this article, it is assumed that the selection of nozzles and the pick-up and placement sequences are fixed and the feeder assigment is to be solved. The problem statement is formed by analysing the operation properties of a real placement machine. Contrarily to previous literature dealing with this problem, in this work each component can be picked up only by a certain type of nozzle. Finally, four algorithms for solving the problem are proposed and tested. In the experimental tests with realistic data the algorithms performed equally.

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Pyöttiälä S., Knuutila T., Johnsson M. and Nevalainen O. (2009). SOLVING THE FEEDER ASSIGNMENT ON A REVOLVER-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 3: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8111-99-9, pages 75-80. DOI: 10.5220/0002213000750080


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco09,
author={Sami Pyöttiälä and Timo Knuutila and Mika Johnsson and Olli S. Nevalainen},
title={SOLVING THE FEEDER ASSIGNMENT ON A REVOLVER-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 3: ICINCO,},
year={2009},
pages={75-80},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002213000750080},
isbn={978-989-8111-99-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 3: ICINCO,
TI - SOLVING THE FEEDER ASSIGNMENT ON A REVOLVER-HEAD GANTRY MACHINE
SN - 978-989-8111-99-9
AU - Pyöttiälä S.
AU - Knuutila T.
AU - Johnsson M.
AU - Nevalainen O.
PY - 2009
SP - 75
EP - 80
DO - 10.5220/0002213000750080