Monitoring of collaborative assembly operations: An OEE based approach

Sauli Kivikunnas, Esa Matti Sarjanoja, Jukka Koskinen, Tapio Heikkilä

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In this paper we present requirements and concept generation principles for performance monitoring of a collaborative assembly task. Life cycle aspects are considered and an Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) based monitoring scenario for a developed passive collaborative robot (COBOT) test system is presented. In this case main benefits of applying COBOT are expected to be: improved productivity, improved quality, reduced production cost and improved ergonomics. Since human and COBOT are working co-operatively human actions have also affects on process performance, i.e. OEE. However a human's and machines or a COBOT's efficiency are undistinguishable directly from OEE factors. It is possible to infer cause of lower efficiency from the variables from which OEE factors are calculated. One such variable is cycle time, which is used to define performance efficiency. © 2010 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationNew Challenges, New Approaches
EditorsBruno Vallespir, Thècle Alix
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-16358-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-16357-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2009 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 21 Sep 200923 Sep 2009

Publication series

SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2009
Abbreviated titleAPMS 2009


  • OEE
  • car rear screen installation

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