AKTA - Automation of Kitting, Transport and Assembly

The choice of automation solution depends on the automation strategies of the company, as well as on parameters such as process layout, product complexity, routing- and recourse flexibility, product weight, etc., as illustrated in figure 1. The project considers both physical and cognitive automation, where physical automation concerns the automation of mechanical tasks and cognitive automation concerns automation of tasks related to information and control. The main idea behind AKTA is to provide possible automation strategies and solutions in order for Swedish production to increase its performance by an increased utilisation of automation in the material handling from warehouse to assembly. At the same time, the project recognises the importance of finding the right level of automation in relation to requirements and prerequisites, and of acknowledging and supporting the role of the human operators. AKTA focuses on material handling in the four areas of warehousing, kit preparation, in-house transportation, and assembly.

Participants

Robin Hanson (contact)

Doktor at Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Docent at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Mats Johansson

Professor at Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Collaborations

CEJN

Skövde, Sweden

Flexlink AB

Sweden

Lorentzen & Wettre AB

Sweden

Mälardalens högskola

Västerås, Sweden

Schenker

Göteborg, Sweden

Väderstad AB

Sweden

Volvo Group Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding years 2016–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Production

Area of Advance

Transport

Area of Advance

More information

Latest update

2016-11-12