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Date of Award
Campus Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
Administrative Home Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Dr. Aleksandr V. Sergeyev
Dr. Gopal Jayaraman
Committee Member 1
Dr. Mahesh Gupta
Committee Member 2
Dr. Scott Kuhl
In this report an automated robotic stacking system designed for a Nucor Steel Corporation’s facility in Marion, Ohio is discussed. This system removes the hazards and the inefficiency caused by manual stacking of the signposts. The robotic stacker incorporates two dual-arm synchronized Fanuc robots in conjunction with a custom built end-effector. The developed system allows for the signposts to be stacked rapidly and with high accuracy. This report presents an overview of the developed robotic solution and presents the design and development of the robot’s mounting structure, custom end-of-arm tool, simulation and programming of the robots.
Barkur Lakshmikanth, Shashank, "DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ROBOTIC STACKER", Campus Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2015.