Configuration System for Simulation Based Design of Vibratory Bowl Feeders

Michael Natapon Hansson, Simon Mathiesen, Lars-Peter Ellekilde, Ole Madsen

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Abstract

Vibratory bowl feeders are still among the most commonly used production equipment for automated part feeding, where parts are correctly oriented for further manipulation by being conveyed through a set of orienting devices. Designing vibratory bowl feeders involves selecting and sequencing a number of these devices that either reorients or rejects the part until a desirable orientation is achieved. To aid the designer in this task, this work presents a configuration system where knowledge of the behaviour for each device is acquired through dynamic simulation, and used to solve the configuration task. To test the approach, the configuration system is used to find three device sequences for feeding three parts in specific orientations. The sequences are validated through simulation and real world experiments, showing good consistency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modelling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR)
Number of pages7
PublisherIEEE
Publication date23 Feb 2017
Pages147-154
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-4616-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2017
EventIEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots: Leveraging Simulation and Machine Learning for Robotics - The Parc 55, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 201616 Dec 2016
Conference number: 5
http://simpar2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots
Number5
LocationThe Parc 55
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period13/12/201616/12/2016
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Keywords

  • Configuration
  • Part Feeding
  • Production System Design
  • Equipment Design
  • Simulation

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Hansson, M. N., Mathiesen, S., Ellekilde, L-P., & Madsen, O. (2017). Configuration System for Simulation Based Design of Vibratory Bowl Feeders. In IEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modelling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR) (pp. 147-154). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SIMPAR.2016.7862389