Study o which parts of assembly would be automated

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Unformatted text preview: naging the project feasibility study o Which parts of assembly would be automated and which part would remain manual o Separate manual from automated o Describe revised assembly sequence combining all manual/automated procedures o Include loading/unloading o Manpower levels o Cell design o Capacity of bins, etc…. o Expenditure of system and expected savings o Cost of robot, jigs, safety barriers, etc… o Robot details and specifications, number of robots o Justification for the choice of robot. o Production rates o Tool change requirements o Show how easy it is to modify and cater for changes in product o Payback period, ROI, etc…… justification o financial S. Venkannah October 2006 MECH 4041 o o o o o o Robotics Technology environment clean operation quality throughput training maintenance quality of life. Technical aspects o reliability of system o contingency in case of breakdown o downtime o operation dependent upon key components o is it a standalone system o how will it integrate with rest of company system Commissioning o timetable/ project management/ schedules o manual/automatic o time scale involved and any additional costs o more space required o what delays could we anticipate o de bugging programmes and who will do it o off line programming Benefits o o o o o o o o What are they? Any knock on effects Reduction in assembly times Elimination of unpleasant/ tedious manual tasks Improved quality/reliability Consistent assembly time for scheduling and capacity planning Improved management, no manpower trouble Introduction of automation to manage first hand assessment. Knock on effects o Its implementation provides ground rules for other assembly plans o Rigid quality inspection rules and statistical analysis due to higher output o Measurement by CNC machines or other inspection machines due to faster output o Supply of material to be scheduled on time in correct quality and order schedules Conclusions o Simple design o Use modular approach S. Venkannah October 2006 MECH 4041 Robotics Technology ROBOT EFFICIENCY AND UTILISATION Most robots are capable of doing many jobs but within a range and with imposed limits. The limits are set either by the computer control system or by the physical limitations of the robot itself. Industrial robots that are flexible can be programmed to perform multi task functions. Therefore, a variety of different tasks can be accomp...
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