Production Intralogistics Automation Based on 3D Simulation Analysis
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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Submission date: 2020-10-29
Final revision date: 2021-05-12
Acceptance date: 2021-05-13
Online publication date: 2021-06-10
Publication date: 2021-06-25
Corresponding author
Kashif Mahmood   

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086, Tallinn, Estonia
Journal of Machine Engineering 2021;21(2):102-115
Recent trends in manufacturing such as Industry 4.0 have brought the researchers' attention to smart production intralogistics. AGVs, especially mobile robots play a vital role in this development. Contrarily, industrial internet technologies offered new possibilities for information exchange, data integration and communication interfaces to advance and facilitate the intralogistics for effective material handling and transportation. To analyse the effectiveness of the mobile robots in the production area, 3D visualization should be combined with simulation, which provides a comprehensive possibility to evaluate the potential solution performance and its consistency before implementing it into the production floor. This paper describes a conceptual model for automation based on 3D visualization and simulation and experimental study which help to make the decision according to the input data from the production factory environment. Moreover, KPIs are analysed in terms of time reduction, which leads to an increase in productivity and cut-down the workers' fatigue.
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