Characterization of costs and strategies for automation in Evolvable Production Systems
2013 (English)In: Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2013, IEEE conference proceedings, 2013, 4866-4871 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The rise of global competition and the demands for mass customization observed in recent years are the main shaping forces of the manufacturing domain. Current approaches to industrial production automation are not suitable to cope with the resulting increasing requirement in term of system agility and sustainability. While a quite large amount of innovative and sound technical solutions for automation address such an issue, it is not clear how the new generation of automatic production system will be economically connoted. This work proposes a first step towards an economical characterization of the Evolvable Paradigm: one among the most promising aforementioned innovative industrial automation technologies. A basic description of the state-of-the-art of the related Evolvable Assembly/Production System allows inferring a cost model able to account for such an installation. This, in turn, enable a quantitative description of how the focal innovative approach enables a more effective and rational use of industrial automation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2013. 4866-4871 p.
, IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1062-922X
Cost Model, Evolvable Production Systems
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133436DOI: 10.1109/SMC.2013.828ISI: 000332201905001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893618580ISBN: 978-076955154-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-133436DiVA: diva2:661215
2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2013; Manchester; United Kingdom; 13 October 2013 through 16 October 2013
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research, G62523
QC 201311112013-11-082013-11-012014-04-24Bibliographically approved