Design for reconfigurablility: Achieving flexibility in "light" machines
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Design for Reconfigurability is emerging as another important methodology of the "design for X", The important ideas behind the approach are discussed and their application is considered to the design of reconfigurable packaging machines for handling carton erection. It is found that typical motions required of such machines can be identified and generic mechanism modules to create these can be designed. It is shown that these modules can be combined to handle a range of different carton sizes and styles.
|Item Type||Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Creators||Mullineux, G., Medland, T. and Matthews, J.|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering|
|Research Centres||Innovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)|
|Additional Information||17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09; Palo Alto, CA; 24-27 August 2009.|
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