Optimization of Material Supply in Smart Manufacturing Environment: A Metaheuristic Approach for Matrix Production

Tamás Bányai
2021 Machines  
In the context of Industry 4.0, the matrix production developed by KUKA robotics represents a revolutionary solution for flexible manufacturing systems. Because of the adaptable and flexible manufacturing and material handling solutions, the design and control of these processes require new models and methods, especially from a real-time control point of view. Within the frame of this article, a new real-time optimization algorithm for in-plant material supply of smart manufacturing is
more » ... After a systematic literature review, this paper describes a possible structure of the in-plant supply in matrix production environment. The mathematical model of the mentioned matrix production system is defined. The optimization problem of the described model is an integrated routing and scheduling problem, which is an NP-hard problem. The integrated routing and scheduling problem are solved with a hybrid multi-phase black hole and flower pollination-based metaheuristic algorithm. The computational results focusing on clustering and routing problems validate the model and evaluate its performance. The case studies show that matrix production is a suitable solution for smart manufacturing.
doi:10.3390/machines9100220 fatcat:h6d2nnnlhnbenfgzx6gwjb7zum