MECH 4041 Robotics Technology ROBOT APPLICATION PLANNINGSequence of planning1.Work place analysis -Rough analysis -Detailed analysis •Identification of workplace – type and quantity of production and means •Organizational and economic data –Working hr/day –Workpieces /day –Resetting frequency –Batch size –Quantity output/hr •Materials to be handled otype oweight ocycle time oshape oProperties, fragility…. oHandling devices oOther characteristics •Means of production oDegree of automation oDimensions, construction oWhere erected or installed oLoad/unload devices oOther material handling devices •Handling process oAutomated /manual oMovement of parts, number , type… oVariability •Control oCentre of production oDocumentation and quality checks oBreakdown •Operating sequence oMethod of loading and processing parts before and after •Working conditions oAt present oSpace, safety, others 2.Analysis evaluation -Drawing up functional plans -Plant layout -Performance specifications for handling and feeding devices S. Venkannah October 2006
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MECH 4041 Robotics Technology -Modifications required of the means of production and controlling devices provided 3.Selection of optimum system solution oSelection of suitable robot or otherwise oSelection of tools oSuitable evaluation criteria oSelection and design of suitable handling and feed devices oEstablishment of the layout oControl of devices to satisfy the operation 4.Cost effectiveness of study -determination of relevant types of cost -carrying out of calculation procedures (productivity, failure rate….) 5.Measure taken to implement the overall solution drawn up -timetable planning -ordering of purchasable units -orders for construction of required devices 6.Finally the benefits - If objectives have been met - Experience gained - In house technical expertise - Knock on effects, etc… S. Venkannah October 2006