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Alternative configurations for cutting machines in a tube cutting mill

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Alternative configurations for cutting machines in a tube cutting mill
In a steel tube mill where an endless stream of steel tube is supplied from a manufacturing facility, trim waste is never made regardless of cutting patterns used and the standard cutting stock problem seems meaningless. Therefore, the continuous stock cutting problem with setup is introduced to minimize the sum of cutting time and pattern changing time to meet the given demand. We propose a new configuration of cutting machines to achieve higher production efficiency, namely the open-ended configuration as opposed to the traditional closed-ended configuration, thereby two variants of the problem are defined. We propose linear formulations for both problems using binary expansion of the number of pieces of different types in a pattern. Furthermore, we define the time for pattern change as a linear function of the number of knives used in the pattern to be more realistic. Computational studies suggest that the open-ended cutting machine may improve the production time by up to 44% and ...
Iman Hajizadeh, Chi-Guhn Lee
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where EOR
Authors Iman Hajizadeh, Chi-Guhn Lee
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