Dynamic Analysis of Racking Compartments

In the logistic sector automatized pick and place operations become more and more the standard. We have provided different customers in the past with several different types of configurations. System integrators have combined their automatic systems (robots) with our steel constructions. There are combinations of our systems and robots that have the tendency to vibrate.

Vibrations of the racking systems might cause stored products to move out of position. When this position shift occurs, the automatic crane might not be able to locate the product at the last known position, resulting in an error that needs to be manualy solved. This causes downtime in the warehouse, which negatively influences the performance of the system.

In 2017, a model has been developed to study the design parameters that influence these vibrations. This model was simplistic and gave reasonable results but did not correctly predict displacements of adjacent stored products. The next step is to add additional layers of complexity to this model so that it includes more effects and becomes a closer match to reality.

What tasks does this internship include?

  • Investigate the influences that cause vibrations in racking
  • Create an anlytical/numerical model that reflects the physical reality
  • Perform tests in our Test Department to verify the model
  • Report study

You will be supported by the Design Principles & Prototyping team, which is part of the Products & Technology department that in total consists of 20 colleagues. In addition, you will be in contact with all relevant experts within the company.

Do you have a question for a future colleague? Click here to send Mark Assink (Manager R&D projects) an email.

Do you have a question for a future colleague?

Mark Assink
Mark Assink

Who are we looking for?

For this assignment, we are looking for a student in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering (specialization in Civil Engineering Structures). 

We are proud of the projects we install (worldwide) and the customers we work with. Are you looking forward to becoming part of a company that is constantly evolving and, above all, in which there is a pleasant working atmosphere? Then apply now for this internship!

Do you want to receive more information about this position? Click here to send an email to our Internship Supervisor Sandra.

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Questions about the vacancy?

Sandra Junier
Sandra Junier
Internship Supervisor

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