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Designing proactive assembly systems – Criteria and interaction between Automation, Information, and Competence
Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Production Systems.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6403-2878
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
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2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Increasing customisation of products results in decreasing production batch sizes, especially in the final assembly. Industry must therefore increase their capability to handle smaller batches as well as radically decrease set up time between different product groups and new products. This paper suggests the need for further development, primarily addressing time parameters in dynamically changing assembly systems. We propose proactivity as a vital characteristic of semi-automated assembly systems, to increase fulfilment of customer demands and decrease non value-adding tasks. In proactive assembly systems, the full and complementary potential of human operators and technical systems is utilised. Criteria for proactivity in assembly systems are reviewed from automation, information, and competence perspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 137 p.
Trita-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 11-09
Keyword [en]
Assembly system, manufacturing, proactivity
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Engineering and Technology
Research subject
SRA - Production
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50777ISBN: 978-91-7501-131-8OAI: diva2:477334
CIRP conference on manufacturing systems, Univ of Grenoble, France
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 20120131Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2011-12-07 Last updated: 2012-02-24Bibliographically approved

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