Group for Research in Decision Analysis

G-88-02

Heuristic Methods for Selection and Ordering of Part-Orienting Devices

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Part-orienting systems are employed in many manufacturing environments to feed work parts in correct orientation for proper operations. A part-orienting system is a serial arrangement of orienting devices; the selection and ordering of these devices is an important design aspect that is addressed in this paper. In addition a parallel configuration consisting of individual orienting systems is investigated under different processing conditions. Numerical examples and extensive computational results are reported.

, 33 pages

This cahier was revised in June 1988