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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 1 Robotics
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 2 Course objective To provide a broad understanding of the use of industrial robots And an experience in specifying, designing and presenting a new robot application in oral and written formats.
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 3 Objective Determine costs associated with the installation of an industrial robot or automated guided vehicle Understand IRR concept Determine cash flow table Compute IRR given the costs using Excel
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 4 Robot Justification Non-economic Justification Economic Justification
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 5 Non-economic Justification A. Poor working conditions 1. Noise 2. Dirty operation 3. Hot environment 4. Dangerous fumes
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 6 Non-economic Justification B. Fatiguing jobs 1. Heavy loads 2. Fast pace 3. Monotonous job 4. Repetitive motions
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 7 Non-economic Justification C. Safety 1. Elimination of hazardous job 2. Keep hands from being in machine 3. Toxic fumes or dust 4. Explosive materials
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 8 Non-economic Justification D. Flexibility Easy of implementing changes Faster response to changing market for product
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 9 Economic Justification A. Cost reduction 1. Determine least costly alternative 2. Safety requirements (cost for person versus machine) 3. Labor considerations (insurance claims, law suites, time off due to injury)
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 10 Economic Justification B. Cost Savings 1. Direct labor reduction (wages plus fringe benefits) 2. Increased productivity (parts per day * 200 working days * value of parts = annual productivity increase) 3. Improved quality (reduction in scrap and rework)
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 11 Economic Justification 4. Capital and energy savings due to fewer systems required because of greater productivity of robotic systems 5. Indirect supplies (protective clothing, safety equipment, facilities, etc.) 6. Supervisory and administrative costs 7. Training costs 8. Tax reduction or credits
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10/14/10 (C) 2001, Ernest L. Hall, University of Cincinnati 12 Economic Justification Robot System Cost 1. Feasibility study (Will robot system work? Cost?)
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