The application of automation equipment in the education industry is currently dominated by library equipment. Library automation can reduce manpower expenditure and duplication of manpower, improve administrative efficiency, especially in book categorization and access, time-consuming and labor-intensive, large book storage and easy to make mistakes in homework . In addition to enhancing the effectiveness of bibliographic control, automated libraries also have the power to control collections. For the maintenance and monitoring of books and the shortening of the pick-and-place process, [automated warehousing] is the best automation solution. The application of automated warehousing in the library monitors its temperature and reduces the chance of damage to the book due to environmental damage.
In addition, the automated library can further integrate multimedia applications. In addition to providing more diverse services through the collection and collection of information, the overall professional image can be significantly improved. At this stage, Guangyun is also pursuing a more diversified application of automation technology in the education industry.
National Taiwan University has the first automatic control library in Taiwan, which greatly reduces the time cost of book sorting, pickup, and regression through the management of the automatic storage system. In the traditional library operation process, the average time for taking books varies from 5 ~ 10 minutes, while the automation of the library can efficiently shorten the time to 2 ~ 3 minutes.Moreover, as the turnover rate increases, up to 250 books can be returned in 30 minutes. After the staff puts the barcodes on the logistics buckets (bookcases), they will be placed in the ASRS. It was designed with upper and lower conveyor belts and stackers. This is the construction process of the workstation and the borrowing area. These are the collections. After the staff has numbered a book, they will transfer it from the traditional bookshelf to the workstation of ASRS. By numbering the books and logistics buckets with barcodes, the management of the inbound and outbound of books can be automatically executed by the ASRS system.There are four sizes of bookcases, designed with double-layers for the ASRS, which are moving among different floors with the lifter. The ASRS can store at least 1.2 million collections, which storage capacity is five times larger than the one of traditional bookshelves. After a reader submits the application for a book in the ASRS, the assigned bookcase will be delivered to the workstation within 2 minutes. The system greatly shortens the time for fetching a book.The ASRS was officially opened in October 2017. With vibration proof and fall prevention design, constant temperature and humidity design, and the high speed stacker application, automated book management can be fully implemented in this new generation. This ASRS is an important milestone for both the National Taiwan University and Kenmec Mechanical Engineering.