Configuring robot work cell in manufacturing industry

Nor Suriyanti Osman, Muhamad Arfauz A. Rahman, Azrul Azwan Abdul Rahman, Silah Hayati Kamsani, Effendi Mohamad, Bashir Mohamad Bali Mohamad, Zainul Azereen Zaini, Mohd Fairuz Ab Rahman

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In this study, we have focused on the configuration of robot work cells since their ever-increasing adoption and the current manufacturing trends towards the automation along with a continuous improvement of the innovative technology. Also, we have highlighted and reviewed the different emerging strategies which focus on the configuration work and we have discussed and proposed a configuration strategy with its methodology. The earlier studies were reviewed to present an overview regarding any future work in this field. Additionally, a configuration strategy along with all the details regarding its phases and frameworks had been proposed which may assist in the development of flexible configuration system in the future. The primary purpose of this work is to propose a strategy with a methodology of robot work cell configuration for addressing few sustainability issues such as to improve configuration time, to optimise human and expert involvement and to capitalise available resource for investment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-320
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Agile Systems and Management
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) for funding the research student under MyBrainUTeM and providing materials support with useful information. Also, we are grateful to the Ministry of Education Malaysia for funding this research project under Seed Money Grant Scheme PJP/2016/FKP- AMC/S01500. This work is also a collaborative work with the Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) Malaysia.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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  • Configuration review
  • Configuration strategy- FCS
  • Industrial robot
  • Manufacturing strategy
  • Methodology
  • Robot work cell
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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