Assembly 4.0: Wheel Hub Nut Assembly Using a Cobot
Paper in proceedings, 2019

To achieve a flexible and adaptable assembly system (assembly 4.0) a combination of enabling resources and technologies are required. Collaborative robots (Cobots) are one such technology that can offer higher flexibility and quick adaptability in assembly systems. Cobots are becoming more common in the manufacturing industry, the use and application of cobots are constantly growing. Combining cobots with IIoT gives the possibilities to also communicate with cobots and employees to achieve an effective assembly system. This paper presents a design research experiment conducted using cobots in a lab environment. The experiment studies the use of cobots in a final assembly environment with the focus on testing feasibility, improving quality and ergonomics of a real industrial operation. The experiment setup is presented in detail and the results are discussed along with future research directions.

Cobots

sii-lab

collaborative robots

assembly

assembly4.0

Author

Omkar Salunkhe

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Olivia Stensöta

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Magnus Åkerman

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Per-Anders Alveflo

Volvo Group

IFAC-PapersOnLine

24058963 (eISSN)

Vol. 52 13 1632-1637

9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control MIM 2019
Berlin, Germany,

Demonstrating and testing smart digitalisation for sustainable human-centred automation in production

VINNOVA, 2017-05-15 -- 2020-03-09.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Robotics

Computer Science

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.434

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2/17/2020