Using Simulation to Support Optimization of Conveyor System

V.S. Siromiatnikov, M.G. Ortega R., L.N. Oleinikova, J.M. García, and F. Sandoval G. (Mexico)


Simulation, optimization, design and analysis of experiments.


The technique presented in this paper employs the use of a simulation model and statistical methods for the simultaneous optimization of service and electromechanical indices of conveyor system. This technique is intended to be a research and design tool to experienced conveyor design engineers. We show how simulation and statistical analysis are influenced in the design methodology of belt conveyor system with merging-splitting configuration. Aspects of experimental design in simulation and multiple response optimization of such systems are discussed. The report phase of this work is the determination of optimum speed of main conveyor line and capacities of induction lines for the criteria of minimum time in system, waiting time in loading points, lengths of queues, drive power of the main line. It is the aim of our research to make available the simulation and statistical techniques as a contribution toward the design of conveyor systems of superior performance.

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