Determining optimal robot work cell in manufacturing automation system

Muhamad Arfauz A Rahman*, Paul Maropoulos, Nor Suriyanti Osman, Azrul Azwan Abdul Rahman, Effendi Mohamad, Mohd Rizal Salleh

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Abstract

Configuration work of manufacturing systems is a very tedious process that relies on how a system is determined and the experience of the person involved. The process will be more complicated when it involves work cell contains automation component such as industrial robots. Configuring an optimal robot work cell has become active research in recent years where most of the work aims to provide a quality configuration system. This paper exhibits the work on delivering probable optimal layouts of robot work cell with its mathematical models. The primary purpose of this work was to provide a rapid configuration process which is the optimal layout, Lopt of robot work cell would be determined based on the developed mathematical models. The probable optimal layouts
are constructed under the columns configuration from the variant-shaped configuration. Workspace area, 𝐴𝑊 and manufacturing throughput time, 𝑀𝑇𝑇 equation of the probable optimal layouts have been developed and discussed in this paper where it is capable of determining the optimal robot work cell with minimal workspace area, 𝐴𝑊 and manufacturing throughput time, 𝑀𝑇𝑇. The model provides a potential probable solution to the current requirements before configuration work. This work provides a basis for future investigation in developing a computer-based configuration system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2021 & Manufacturing Systems Conference 2021
Subtitle of host publicationDesign Engineering in Online Communication Age
Place of PublicationJapan
PublisherThe Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021
EventInternational Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2021 & Manufacturing Systems Conference 2021 (iDECON/MS 2021) - Virtual Conference, Japan
Duration: 03 Sep 202104 Sep 2021
https://www.jsme.or.jp/conference/iDECON-MS2021/index.html

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2021 & Manufacturing Systems Conference 2021 (iDECON/MS 2021)
Abbreviated titleJSME iDECON/MS 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
Period03/09/202104/09/2021
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