System 1: Automated Electrified Monorail (AEM) delivery of cut paper rolls from nine rewinders to seven wrapping machines.
System 2: AEM delivery of wrapped paper rolls from seven wrapping machines to four order sortation areas.
System 3: Palletized order sortation using semiautomated bridge cranes.
System can achieve 5100 rolls per day requirement. Determined optimum dispatch locations for empty AEM vehicles. Developed dispatch algorithm for empty vehicle selection of rewinder pick-up location. Developed AEM path flow logic to minimize vehicle flow restrictions through the following methods:
- AEM track zoning
- Vehicle priorities
- Pick-up/Drop-off decision logic
Determined minimum vehicle requirements of 12 for system #1 and 15 for system #2. Vehicle costs were $80,000 and $30,000 for systems #1 and #2, respectively.
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