Implementation of bi-directional searching Chemical Reaction Optimization(CRO) algorithm towards achieving cutting tool indexing time minimization in Automatic Tool Changer(ATC)
Determination optimum cutting tool position in a tool magazine is a challenging task which involves huge searching space. In the present industry scenario a reducing a nano- seconds in manufacturing process is highly beneficial in large volume production. The main concept of this research is reducing total indexing time of turret or tool magazine ,i.e optimal number of rotations which reduces non cutting time of the bi directional CNC Turret or Tool magazine. This is one of the typical Non deterministic polynomial (NP) hard problem which having complex searching technique with many non trivial solutions. In this research Chemical Reaction Optimization (CRO) algorithm is proposed to determine globally optimal solutions in a shorter duration. To know the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm four case studies were considered from the literature and its shows efficient solutions.