Groupe d’études et de recherche en analyse des décisions

G-88-23

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 subsystems is briefly investigated. Numerical examples and extensive computational results are reported.

, 30 pages

Ce cahier a été révisé en août 1988