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)

Informatör vid Product and Production Development

Ann-Christine Falck

vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Mikael Rosenqvist

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Rikard Söderberg

Prefekt vid Product and Production Development

Kristina Wärmefjord

Docent vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Collaborations

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Swerea IVF AB

Mölndal, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

Publications

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

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

Latest update

2017-06-15