Automatic Movable Racking System Controlled by LabVIEW


  • Manusak Janthong Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, 39 M. 1, Rangsit-Nakronnayok Rd., Klong 6, Thanyaburi, Pathum-Thani, 12110
  • Surasak Timpitak2
  • Khunakon Anuwatpanich


Storage System, Movable Racking System, LabVIEW


This paper presents to a development process of a movable warehouse racking system. The structure of movable warehouse racking system composes of 1) two-nonmovable rack units, and 2) two-movable rack units. Each movable rack unit is designed to support 50 kg of capacity per unit and is driven by a ball-screw with a 24VDC servo motor as an actuator. For the control system of automated storage system, a computer is used to be a main hardware controller, a program is developed for controlling the system via LabVIEW, and CAN bus is chosen to communicate between computer and motor drive.

The experiments show that the developed system can work well and the movable rack unit consumes the maximum electric current about 5.31 A at 0.167 m/s of its speed, which effects to the goods package to slip about 0.004 m.


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