Using constraints at the conceptual stage of the design of carton erection

Glen Mullineux, Jonathan Feldman, Jason Matthews

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Cartons are a common way to package many consumer goods. If new designs are used it is necessary to simulate their erection to ensure that this works correctly, particularly at high speed. In this paper, constraint-based techniques are used to model the carton itself and to provide such a simulation. Optimisation is used to resolve constraints and this can also be used to improve the erection process. It is also possible to model the mechanisms used to erect cartons within the same constraint modelling environment and hence simulate and improve the way in which carton faces are driven and guided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1897-1908
Number of pages12
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number12
Early online date8 Sept 2010
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Cartons
  • Geometric constraints
  • Constraints
  • Carton erection
  • Packaging


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