A novel tool for optimization and verification of layout and human logistics in digital factories
Paper in proceeding, 2018

We introduce a novel digital factory layout tool that optimizes both the layout of machines and the corresponding ergonomic logistics considering space constraints. A model is constructed by tangible properties on machines and environment, regions on the floor and by ranking their mutual relations. An optimized layout is then computed based on the model, the relations and an ergonomic score for the human work tasks, which are automatically computed by digital manikins. The result is an optimized layout, visualized in 3D, with improved logistic routes. The layout tool has been implemented and successfully tested on a relevant industrial case.


Virtual Manufacturing

Digital human modeling


Facility layout planning



Peter Mårdberg

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Jessica Fredby

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Klas Engström

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Yi Li

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Jonatan Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Johan Carlson

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Johan Vallhagen

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 72 545-550

51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018
Stockholm, Sweden,

Subject Categories


Computer Science

Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)



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