Design for reconfigurablility: Achieving flexibility in "light" machines

Glen Mullineux, T Medland, Jason Matthews

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Pages149-160
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09 - Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA United States
Duration: 24 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09
CountryUSA United States
CityStanford University, Stanford, CA
Period24/08/0927/08/09

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    Mullineux, G., Medland, T., & Matthews, J. (2009). Design for reconfigurablility: Achieving flexibility in "light" machines. In Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (pp. 149-160)