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A robotic palletiser control strategy redesign

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by P Dzitac, Abdul MazidAbdul Mazid
This paper presents the design changes to the control strategy of a robotic palletising machine that was developed earlier. The changes were required in order to simplify maintenance, and to enhance reliability and robustness. The updated control system uses a distributed control configuration to minimise control complexity and maximise functionality. The main benefit of the lower complexity distributed control is a more robust and “intelligent” control that provides better feedback to operators and maintenance personnel. This in turn translates into less machine downtime,and not surprisingly happier people.There are several lessons to be learned from this control system redesign, some of which are technical and some relate to the challenges of getting the appropriate stakeholders to "buy" into the project.

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Start Page

1712

End Page

1717

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

ISBN-13

9781467363204

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

IEEE

Place of Publication

Piscataway, NJ

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Engineering and Built Environment; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications

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