Offline programming system for isles of automation: The flexible short series production platform

Topi Pulkkinen, Mikko Sallinen, Tapio Heikkilä

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Abstract

Short series manufacturing forces production lines towards flexibility and reconfigurability with quickening pace. As many small- and medium enterprises wrestle to be profitable, the solutions are searched from modern manufacturing technologies like robotics. Currently, there are no commercially feasible OEM product packets available and therefore a lot of integration and development work is required before a production line is effective. To create such production lines in the future, this paper introduces a production platform concept “Isles of Automation”, which can provide the services that current systems are lacking. The Isles of Automation have a modular and layered structure, so the integration work will be easier and the robot cell will be as effective as it can be. To evaluate the concept, an example manufacturing process was selected and automated. The implementation mainly targeted the programming of the robot tasks, which is considered to be one of the main challenges with short series manufacturing robots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISlE 2009
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages104-109
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4347-5, 978-1-4244-4349-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2009 - Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 5 Jul 20098 Jul 2009

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2009
Abbreviated titleISIE 2009
CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
CitySeoul
Period5/07/098/07/09

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Keywords

  • flexible manufacturing systems
  • industrial robots
  • robot programming

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Pulkkinen, T., Sallinen, M., & Heikkilä, T. (2009). Offline programming system for isles of automation: The flexible short series production platform. In Proceedings: IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISlE 2009 (pp. 104-109). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2009.5213106
Pulkkinen, Topi ; Sallinen, Mikko ; Heikkilä, Tapio. / Offline programming system for isles of automation : The flexible short series production platform. Proceedings: IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISlE 2009. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2009. pp. 104-109
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Offline programming system for isles of automation : The flexible short series production platform. / Pulkkinen, Topi; Sallinen, Mikko; Heikkilä, Tapio.

Proceedings: IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISlE 2009. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2009. p. 104-109.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Pulkkinen T, Sallinen M, Heikkilä T. Offline programming system for isles of automation: The flexible short series production platform. In Proceedings: IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISlE 2009. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2009. p. 104-109 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2009.5213106