Characteristic of a Proactive Assembly System
Paper in proceeding, 2008

Abstract: Competitive assembly systems must cope with frequent demand changes, requiring drastically shortened resetting and ramp-up times. Characteristics of assembly systems capable of rapid change are e.g. Flexibility; Robustness, Agility, and ability to handle frequent changes and disturbances. This paper proposes proactivity as a vital factor of semi-automated assembly systems to increase speed of change. Proactive systems utilize the full potential of human operators and technical systems. Such systems have ability to dynamically change system automation levels, resulting in decrease of time consumed for assembly tasks. Proactivity criteria for assembly systems are reviewed based on theory and industrial case studies

Assembly System




Kerstin Dencker

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Peter Grönholm

Mårtensson Lena

Lundholm Thomas

The 41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems

978-1-84800-267-8 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics



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