Details

Title

Production Scheduling for the Furnace - Casting Line System

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering

Yearbook

2013

Numer

No 3

Publication authors

Keywords

Application of information technology to the foundry industry ; Production Planning ; Scheduling

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne

Description

Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.

Abstract

The problem considered in the paper is motivated by production planning in a foundry equipped with the furnace and casting line, which

provides a variety of castings in various grades of cast iron/steel for a large number of customers. The quantity of molten metal does not

exceed the capacity of the furnace, the load is a particular type of metal from which the products are made in the automatic casting lines.

The goal is to create the order of the melted metal loads to prevent delays in delivery of goods to customers. This problem is generally

considered as a lot-sizing and scheduling problem. The paper describes two computational intelligence algorithms for simultaneous

grouping and scheduling tasks and presents the results achieved by these algorithms for example test problems.

Publisher

The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2013

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 2299-2944

DOI

10.2478/afe-2013-0065

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