A Concept of Physical Reconfigurable Conveyor System

A. A. Abdul Rahman*, E. Muhamad, S. Abdullah, M. A.A. Rahman, M. S. Osman, N. R. Mohamad, N. Z. Noridan

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Abstract

Conveyor is one of the most important materials handling equipment which is able to transfer the product from one place to another. A concept of the physically reconfigurable conveyor system was developed in order to meet the market responsiveness at a reasonable cost with less maintenance cost and work. The concept of physical reconfiguration of the conveyor system was analyzed and the design of the concept for the physically reconfigurable conveyor system was modelled and verified using design software using Solidworks. Different layouts were arranged using the designed modular components. Five requirements of the reconfigurable conveyor system were proposed; adjustable height, adjustable magnet lock, modularity, convertibility and short layout change over time. In future, the prototype of the concept for the reconfigurable conveyor system can be developed in order to get a realistic result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
JournalJournal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Conveyor system
  • Reconfigurable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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