Proactive assembly ergonomical and geometrical quality assurance for sustainable production (PEGASUS)

Vehicles are mainly manufactured by people who are expected to perform assembly operations of utmost quality during an entire workday. They need the best prerequisites to execute their work. Poor ergonomic conditions lead to 6-8 times more errors as good conditions. This leads to increased costs - up to 10 times the original cost if corrected in plant and another 12 times if corrected on market.

This project will explore how assembly ergonomics and geometrical quality are related to each other with in-depth analyses of complexity criteria affecting quality outcome.

Our goals are:

  • Facilitate a more complete robustness analysis and ´total-robust´ systems that are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable.
  • Develop a validated model for predictive assessment of assembly complexity, weighting the factors affecting quality outcome the most.
  • Develop a method for geometrical stability analysis including complexity and other assembly ergonomic factors.
  • Develop validated demonstrators.

Project leaders: Nina Silow, Rikard Söderberg

 

Participants

Nina Silow (contact)

at Product and Production Development

Ann-Christine Falck

at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Mikael Rosenqvist

at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Rikard Söderberg

Professor at Product and Production Development

Kristina Wärmefjord

Docent at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Collaborations

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Swerea IVF AB

Mölndal, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding years 2013–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Production

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/Pages/P...

Latest update

2016-11-28