Novel manufacturing system requirements in automated, line-oriented discrete assembly

Patrick Peeters, Tapio Heikkilä, Stefan Bussman, Jo Wyns, Paul Valckenaers, Hendrik van Brussel

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    Change and disturbance handling are of major concern for manufacturing systems today.Market demand and environmental/societal pressures require manufacturing systems to adapt themselves at an ever-increasing pace, while supply problems and equipment failures ask for fast on-line re-allocation of tasks.Because the current manufacturing systems don't support these features, novel manufacturing systems are needed that can handle these changes and disturbances both effectively and efficiently.As part of the Mascada Esprit project, this paper identifies the requirements for such a novel manufacturing system for the PCB assembly industry.However, these requirements are also applicable to the sectors with the same characteristics - highly automated, line-oriented and discrete assembly.The current situation of the PCB assembly industry is also described in this paper and the key changes and disturbances are identified.For three PCB assembly case studies, new manufacturing approaches are proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication[Title missing]
    Place of PublicationNancy
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event4th IMS-WG Workshop: Working Group on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems - Nancy, France
    Duration: 16 Sept 199818 Sept 1998


    Conference4th IMS-WG Workshop


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