Automated stacker system design and development: Structural support, end-effector, and control subsystems

L. Edwards, S. Hayes, S. Penny, S. B. Lakshmikanth, A. Sergeyev, S. M. Azizi

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Abstract

In this paper, the results of a research and development project sponsored by Nucor Steel Corporation, Marion, Ohio, is presented. This project is conducted at Michigan Technological University with the objective to design and develop an automated robotic system for precise stacking of highway signposts, while complying with the required stacking pattern as well as time constraints. The design and development is fulfilled for the three main subsystems including structural support, end-effector, and control subsystems. The completed stacker system is tested at Michigan Technological University and delivered to Nucor Steel plant to be installed at Press #2 of the production line in highway products division.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395182
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2016Apr 21 2016

Publication series

Name10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other10th Annual International Systems Conference, SysCon 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period4/18/164/21/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

Keywords

  • Robotics and automation
  • automated stacker
  • human machine interface
  • programmable logic controller
  • steel industry

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