Evaluating Cobots For Final Assembly
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Collaborative robots becomes more and more common in lab environment and soon also in industry. In order to create resource- and volume flexibility, dynamic and smart automation could be seen as an answer. This paper has investigated the collaborative robots UR3 and UR5 for O-ring assembly and final assembly, compared to the current state which is performed manually. The methodology Dynamo++ was used for measurement and analysis in terms of LoA (cognitive and physical), cycle-time and quality. Furthermore, automation strategy, safety and easiness of programming was investigated. Results show that collaborative robots have great potential in the middle product volume area. A lot of time, layout space and money could be saved with these solutions. However, standards and safety has to be investigated further in order to reach its fully potential

Collaborative Robots

LoA

Co-bots

Final assembly

UR5

Levels of Automation

UR3

Author

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Filip Palmkvist

CEJN AB

Per Nyqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Sven Ekered

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Magnus Åkerman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 175-180

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.114

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