Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering


Gokongwei College of Engineering


Manufacturing Engineering and Management

Thesis Adviser

Nilo T. Bugtai

Defense Panel Chair

Homer S. Co

Defense Panel Member

Siegfred I. Lopez
Edwin J. Calilung


Despite of the tremendous challenges that high technology industries are facing with, many State Colleges and Universities [SUCs] in the Philippines are still stucked - up to the traditional engineering systems and old fashioned approaches that hampers the assimilation of advanced manufacturing systems and innovative technologies in engineering field. Thus, larger knowledge gap and great technology mismatch between industry and academe were become evident as results of various collaborations. Currently, Bulacan State University had gradually acquired various stand alone systems in the field of advance manufacturing technology from 1995 to 2007. However, these stand alone systems produce islands of automation making it more difficult to facilitate communication between systems that plagued down the realization of integrated manufacturing systems. These problems were product of unplanned implementation and lack of consultation to technical experts that will handle the integration challenge. This paper presents the modular design of ASRS components utilizing the asynchronous transfer system towards the realization of an automated material handling system. The study was based on the need to improve the current SUCs educational systems prior to know-how and competencies in advanced manufacturing technologies. iv The research design used in the study was experimental method. Modularity approach was used in the theoretical design and considerations. The designs, manufacture, assembly, testing and technical documentations were done with the guide of various instrumentation tools such as AutoCAD, Automation Studio, WinSPS, MS Office, Hypersnap. Experimental set-up was used to test the functionality of the system. Efficiency rating will be considered as determinant for the acceptability of the system. Specifically, Passed-Failed System was employed in order determine the level of permissibility. To respond quickly to the needs of high technology industry, the study was able to fabricate a prototype machine that could benefit both the academe and industry in enhancing further their students and technical personnel respectively. Accordingly, the study was able to (1) create and fabricate the modular design of ASRS subsystem that will serve as a prototype for automatic warehousing facilities, (2) reconfigure the ATS in order to meet the intended operational requirements, (4) build an implementation roadmap to support the integration process of an automated material handling system such as ATS and ASRS, and test the integrated systems and subsystems to ensure that they were within the allowed failure-test analysis limits tolerance. Analysis of experimental results showed the acceptability of the unit in terms of efficiency rating. The acceptable efficiency rating of each component and the integrated subsystems were achieved through practical testing.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

xxv, 261 leaves ; 28 cm.


Engineering -- Data processing; Material handling; Materials handling equipment industry

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