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Abstract—A line follower robotics based automation system for a medium scale production line in developing industries has been proposed in this paper. The Cummins Line in TI Metal Forming, a developing company is taken as an example. The problem due to manual transfer of goods is studied . The cost effective and efficient technique for transfer of products in subsequent stages in the line production discussed in the paper uses a PID controlled line follower that can carry product with weight range of 10 g to 10 kg. Studies on company proceedings indicate that the production rate with the use of the described method increases by a considerable amount and can reduce the labour costs.
Index Terms—Line follower robot, Industial Automation
Cite: S Arunkumar, V Kannan, and A Palanivel, "Proposal for a Cost Effective Automation Technique in Developing Industries Using a PID Controlled Line Follower," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.2 No.3, pp. 385-390, July 2013.