Planning and analysis of materials handling processes in production company using modelling and simulations

    Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 6 (2022), Issue 4, pg(s) 121-126

    In this paper is presented the method of planning and analysis of the materials handling line in one production company. The method consists of design, simulations, and analysis with the support of Arena simulation software. The design of the line is accomplished using modular modelling with interconnected modules and blocks, and simulations will be carried out to view the flow of boxes with materials and the functionality of main units and processes. The modelled line contains all the necessary units of the input processes, production and output processes, warehouses, materials handling vehicles, and the process flow of packages. Analysis will investigate key performance parameters and evaluate the functionality of the line. Production and logistics companies are implementing various software to plan and design their materials handling line, internal transports and production processes prior to the implementation and development of their plant. This enables them to plan the work, determine influential parameters and identify problems in the functionality. Results will be given in the graphical and tabular forms, which will represent the analysis of performance parameters and line efficiency.


    Influence of trolley motion in the dynamic behavior of semi-portal cranes

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 15 (2021), Issue 5, pg(s) 170-175

    The paper presents dynamic analysis of the Semi-Portal Cranes for the case of Trolley motion travelling on Crane’s Girders. Semi-portal cranes are mainly mounted in the industrial facilities, and they consist of metallic structures with big dimensions and many mechanisms that carry heavy loads. We will analyze the influence of the Trolley motion in the dynamic behavior of Semi-Portal Crane while carrying maximum Load, in particular the influence of Load swinging and oscillations. The method of analysis is acquiring experimental measurements and comparing those results with the results gained through modeling of crane, and carrying simulations. Designing the Crane’s 3D model with software and motion simulations is the method applied in the paper to analyze dynamics and is important to explain the form and intensity of oscillations that can cause accidents, failures of parts, and other concerns about the safety. Analysis will be done for maximal and minimal speed of the Trolley. Conclusions from this paper will be useful about the design, dynamic response and safety of Semi-Portal Cranes. The analysis will be focused to find main kinematic and dynamic parameters influencing the crane dynamics, like forces, moments, speed (velocity), and Load swinging magnitude. The Crane is modeled based on the Data from standard manufacturer of Semi-Portal Cranes.


    Scissor lift dynamic analysis and motion regulation for the case of lifting with maximum load

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 6 (2021), Issue 2, pg(s) 38-42

    This paper deals with Dynamic analysis of Scissor Lifts during the Load Lifting to determine their dynamic behavior, find the nature of oscillations, and the regulation of lifting to minimize these oscillations and optimize the work process. During the motion processes, the lift and its main parts undergo heavy forces, moments, and oscillations. The method of research is acquiring results through design, modeling, and simulations, comparing them with analytic calculations, and looking for the optimal motion regulation of the Load Lifting. The analysis will be acquired when the Scissor lift is carrying maximum Load. The study will be concentrated in the finding the nature of dynamic forces and stresses that acts on the main parts of the lift and the extent and the form of oscillations. Results will be shown in the form of diagrams and contour views as the solution results of the tested system. Modeling and simulations will be carried using software SimWise 4D, based on the type of the Scissor Lift taken from Standard Manufacturer. Conclusions of these analyses are useful for design considerations, dynamic behavior, and safety of these types of lifts.


    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 12 (2018), Issue 8, pg(s) 305-308

    This paper deals with dynamic analysis of bridge crane with one main girder during telpher motion in order to determine dynamic behavior and oscillations while carrying full load. During the telpher motion the main girders and side girders are heavy loaded parts while they undergo forces, moments and oscillations from lifting mechanism that carries workload. The method of analysis is the comparison of results gained through modeling and simulation and experimental measurements. The analysis will be concentrated in finding the nature of dynamic forces, moments and stresses that acts on main crane’s parts and finding the extent and form of oscillations that can cause damage and failures. Also the interest is to study the effects of load swinging in crane’s stability. Results will be shown in the form of diagrams as the solution results of the tested system. Crane is modeled from standard manufacturer, as a special type of Bridge Crane with one main girder and telpher. Conclusions of these analyses are useful for design considerations, dynamic behavior and safety.