Evaluating Cobots For Final Assembly
Paper i proceeding, 2016

Collaborative robots becomes more and more common in lab environment and soon also in industry. In order to create resource- and volume flexibility, dynamic and smart automation could be seen as an answer. This paper has investigated the collaborative robots UR3 and UR5 for O-ring assembly and final assembly, compared to the current state which is performed manually. The methodology Dynamo++ was used for measurement and analysis in terms of LoA (cognitive and physical), cycle-time and quality. Furthermore, automation strategy, safety and easiness of programming was investigated. Results show that collaborative robots have great potential in the middle product volume area. A lot of time, layout space and money could be saved with these solutions. However, standards and safety has to be investigated further in order to reach its fully potential

UR3

UR5

Levels of Automation

LoA

Final assembly

Collaborative Robots

Co-bots

Författare

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Filip Palmkvist

CEJN AB

Per Nyqvist

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Sven Ekered

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Magnus Åkerman

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 175-180

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Styrkeområden

Produktion

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.114