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Designing and Developing an Automatic Robot System for the Itemized Loading of Apple Boxes at the Agriculture Products Processing Center
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Designing and Developing an Automatic Robot System for the Itemized Loading of Apple Boxes at the Agriculture Products Processing Center
Kim, Myung-Sic; Kim, Kyu-Ik; Ryu, Keun Ho;
Currently, the itemized box loading operation at the Agriculture Products Processing Center which distributes agricultural products for the region is carried out manually. The process of loading agricultural products requires great manpower and had been resolved through the part-time employment of the residents of farm villages. However, recently it has become quite difficult to secure manpower as the aging within the rural community has been intensified. Hence, the necessity for countermeasures such as facility automation or use of robots have become necessary. This study suggests an automatic robot system for the itemized loading of apple boxes at the Agriculture Products Processing Center. The suggested method is to design and develop equipment such as a conveyer, robot, and bar code reader. In addition, a sorting plan, operational control, generation of control information, and software module that could monitor the inside of the Agriculture Products Processing Center is needed. After test-operating and evaluating the developed system, the existing manual work would be replaced with the automated robot system in order to enhance work efficiency and resolve safety issues.
APC(Agriculture Products Processing Center);apple box;itemized loading;distribution of agricultural products;robot;
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