Integrated Design and Evaluation of Assembly Lines within CIM


IDEAL-CIM - 5564

Keywords assembly workstations, CAPP, flexible manufacturing systems, human factors


Start Date: 01-OCT-90 / Duration: 27 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to develop a graphics-based interactive software toolkit for the design and evaluation of manual and partially automated assembly workstations with particular attention to economic and ergonomic aspects. The particular application area addressed is the assembly of electromechanical and electronic components.

The work focuses on:

The software architecture will consist of a set of tools and interface facilities built around a core containing basic processes such as graphics, a development language, a technical database, and operating system facilities. The workplace tools envisaged include data management, rules entry, diagnostic processes, component library, layout drawing, cost evaluation and user layer. Interface facilities will be provided to production planning systems, technical databases, and computer-aided design and manufacturing time-measurement systems.

The software tools will be evaluated in test-bed facilities at two of the partners' sites.


CONTACT POINT

Dr Ing Ulrich Grupe
AEG AG
Theodor-Stern-Kai 1
D - 60596 FRANKFURT
tel: + 49/ 69600 3443
fax: + 49/ 69600 3465
telex: 4152254 AEG D

Participants

AEG AG - D - C
DELTA INDUSTRIE INFORMATIK GMBH - D - P
INTRASOFT SA - GR - P
SEMA METRA GROUP SA - F - P
INTRACOM SA - GR - P
IPA FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT - D - P


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IDEAL-CIM - 5564, December 1993


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