Design and Simulation for a Carton Packaging Robot
Product packaging is one of the key industrial sectors where automation is of paramount interest. This paper deals with the conceptual design and kinematic simulation of the machine for a carton packaging robot. In a conceptual design phase, many studies for packaging robots are investigated, leading to the invention of a carton packaging robot. Combining this robot with two 3-DOF fingers mechanism, two 2-DOF fingers mechanism, two tappets and cams mechanism, a carton packaging robot can be created which is particularly suitable for package cartons at very high speed. In this paper we also present a workspace analysis methodology that can be applied for optimal design of robots in the further work.
L. Zhang et al., "Design and Simulation for a Carton Packaging Robot", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 2011-2015, 2011