Design and Fabrication of Automatic Storage and Retrieval System
Ajinkya C. Dawale1, Chandrashekhar N. Sakhale2
1Ajinkya C. Dawale, Student of Master of technology in Mechanical Engineering Design, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur, India.
2Chandrashekhar N. Sakhale, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur, India
Manuscript received on October 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2012. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2012. | PP: 32-37 | Volume-1 Issue-5 October 2012. | Retrieval Number: E0282091512/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The paper summarizes design and fabrication of a cost effective single aisle Automatic storage and retrieval system whose database regarding the status of storage location (either filled or empty) is stored in its own operating system. This system can be efficiently used in material handling or store management. Material handling can be defined as movement of raw-material, semi-finished goods, finished articles through various stages of productions and finally storage of finished product in warehouse. Material handling forms main aspect to be considered in production processes in industries. Starting from the time raw material enters the factory and goes out the factory gate in form of finished product, it is handled at all stages in between, no matter it is in stores or on the shop floor. It has been estimated that the average material handling cost is roughly 40% – 50% of total production cost. Our project aims to ease the efforts in store management. The store of industry comprises of many parts or components which are required at the time of assembly of any product or regular inspection in which it is required to change a particular part or component of product. At this stage it becomes difficult to search a particular part or component in the store. This can be made easy by allotting the part or component, with a specific number which can be detected by sensor in robot’s end effectors and further made available to user, with a help of conveyor. It will also reduce total handling time. It becomes easier, cleaner and safer method of material handling. It will also decrease fatigue incurred by workers, by reducing their physical work. Hence this project proves useful in store management.
Keywords: Material handling, robotic end effector, single asile, conyeyor