Analysing changeability and time parameters due to levels of Automation in an assembly system
Paper i proceeding, 2008

Products of today are becoming increasingly customized. Smaller batches in the assembly and decreasing time limits for set-ups between products are some of the resulting demands on the assembly systems, due to the increasing number of variants in the assembly flow. Consequently, assembly systems have to become more flexible and efficient. When companies adopt automated solutions, there is a need to determine the correct amount of automation. It is also necessary to identify the optimal parts of the value-flow to be automated. In automation decisions it is necessary to consider human resources, as well as mechanical technology and information flow. The paper will discuss the importance of measuring different time parameters in an assembly system. Furthermore an analysis of the ability to change level of automation in an assembly system will be discussed based on theory and a case study example

Författare

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Kerstin Dencker

Proceedings of the 18th conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - FAIM

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Styrkeområden

Produktion

ISBN

978-91-633-2757-5