Human touch to efficient modular assembly system

Juhani Heilala, Paavo Voho

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    Market turbulence drives assembly plants to constantly adjust their production volume of products, variants and quantities. At the same time, the assembly plant managers must protect the long‐term investments in the flexible assembly system. The best solution is the modular approach, which gives managers possibilities to adjust volume by adding new modules or to automate the manual system step by step. To keep flexibility, the combination of intelligent pallet, i.e. use of escort memory, and individual product together with other hardware providing paperless production supports even lot size one.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298 - 302
    Number of pages5
    JournalAssembly Automation
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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