Development of production cells with regard to physical and cognitive automation -A decade of evolution
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper will discuss a company’s view and evolution of physical and cognitive automation regarding four product families that have been put in production the past decade. The focus of this paper is on the mindset of the production engineers when changing the assembly cells of the products. Results, from observations and interviews, reveal that both the physical and cognitive automation have been considered when designing new assembly cells at the company. Automation has decreased during time covered by the studies. Further, an evolution in lean production and increased involvement of the operators have been in focus during the last two product cell designs, in order to reach recourse and volume flexibility. Moreover, in order to decrease the product complexity, the engineers always design one cell per product family.

Assembly

LoA

Flexibility

Levels of automation

Author

Åsa Fasth

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Tommy Fässberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Stefan Höög

Mikael Sterner

Thomas Andersson

International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM)

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

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11/5/2018