Title

Robotics Material Handling: Methods In Which Robots Can Package Zipper Storage Bags Into Retail Boxes

Author(s)

Tsung-Wei Hsu

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Askins; Director of Sales and Marketing, Integrated Systems Inc.

Written Paper Award

3rd Place

Abstract

Robots are becoming more and more integrated into the production world as well as the consumer sector. However, regardless of what is widely perceived, robots only complete tasks based on specific instructions. The main goal of the study is to determine the most optimal way to bundle zip-lock bags in bulk to be shipped to America and the most optimal way to extract the zip-lock bags to be repackaged into retail boxes. At the same time, the cost of the whole assembly must be paid back in two years or less. The packaging methods evaluated consists of alternating stacks, divided boxes, and random assortment. The extraction methods evaluated consists of air, vibration, rotary placers, and claws. In the end, the combination of divided boxes and robot claws were the most effective at extracting the bags. It had the largest success rate with the biggest room for expansion.

Location

Owens G07

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:45 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 10:45 AM

Robotics Material Handling: Methods In Which Robots Can Package Zipper Storage Bags Into Retail Boxes

Owens G07

Robots are becoming more and more integrated into the production world as well as the consumer sector. However, regardless of what is widely perceived, robots only complete tasks based on specific instructions. The main goal of the study is to determine the most optimal way to bundle zip-lock bags in bulk to be shipped to America and the most optimal way to extract the zip-lock bags to be repackaged into retail boxes. At the same time, the cost of the whole assembly must be paid back in two years or less. The packaging methods evaluated consists of alternating stacks, divided boxes, and random assortment. The extraction methods evaluated consists of air, vibration, rotary placers, and claws. In the end, the combination of divided boxes and robot claws were the most effective at extracting the bags. It had the largest success rate with the biggest room for expansion.