Title

Affordable, Automated Inventory Storage and Retrieval System

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Second Author Status

Senior

Third Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Third Author Status

Senior

Fourth Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Fourth Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Email

kwatson@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

With the rise of automation in manufacturing, more tasks are being solved using machines and robots. A problem in manufacturing that benefits from automation is the storage and retrieval of goods from shelves. To meet the demands of their customers, many manufacturers have to find solutions to maximize their inventory space while still being able to deliver fast, reliable, and accurate item fulfillment and delivery. Smaller companies may not be able to afford many of the AS/RS systems that are currently out on the market but they may still require a system that will help streamline their storage and inventory operations. To meet those demands, our design is manufactured to be cost efficient, time saving, and easily operable. The total cost of the AS/RS system produced is close to $1,000. The purpose of this design is to be affordable, scalable, and user friendly. The design is scalable to meet dimensioning needs of larger or smaller warehouses. The weight tested in this model was selected to be 10 lbs, which can increase if the scale of the AS/RS system is also scaled for different sized shelves. The AS/RS system also has an HMI touch screen to make it easier for the user to communicate directly with the system, and find the specific part they are looking for with ease and efficiency.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

4-5-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-5-2018 4:00 PM

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Affordable, Automated Inventory Storage and Retrieval System

School of Engineering & Computer Science

With the rise of automation in manufacturing, more tasks are being solved using machines and robots. A problem in manufacturing that benefits from automation is the storage and retrieval of goods from shelves. To meet the demands of their customers, many manufacturers have to find solutions to maximize their inventory space while still being able to deliver fast, reliable, and accurate item fulfillment and delivery. Smaller companies may not be able to afford many of the AS/RS systems that are currently out on the market but they may still require a system that will help streamline their storage and inventory operations. To meet those demands, our design is manufactured to be cost efficient, time saving, and easily operable. The total cost of the AS/RS system produced is close to $1,000. The purpose of this design is to be affordable, scalable, and user friendly. The design is scalable to meet dimensioning needs of larger or smaller warehouses. The weight tested in this model was selected to be 10 lbs, which can increase if the scale of the AS/RS system is also scaled for different sized shelves. The AS/RS system also has an HMI touch screen to make it easier for the user to communicate directly with the system, and find the specific part they are looking for with ease and efficiency.