DESIGN OF A FULLY AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SPOT-WELDING LINE

M. Selim Akturk, Adnan Tula, Hakan Gultekin

Abstract

The mixed model assembly line design problem includes allocating operations to the stations in the robotic cell and satisfying the demand and cycle time within a desired interval for each model to be produced. We also ensure that assignability, precedence and tool life constraints are met. Each pair of spot welding tools can process a certain number of welds and must be replaced at the end of tool life. Tool replacement decisions not only affect the tooling cost, but also the production rate. Therefore, we determine the number of stations and allocate the operations into the stations in such a way that tool change periods coincide with the unavailability periods to eliminate tool change related line stoppages in a mixed model fully automated robotic assembly line. We provide a mathematical formulation of the problem, and propose a heuristic algorithm.

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in Harvard Style

Selim Akturk M., Tula A. and Gultekin H. (2011). DESIGN OF A FULLY AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SPOT-WELDING LINE . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8425-75-1, pages 387-392. DOI: 10.5220/0003442603870392


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco11,
author={M. Selim Akturk and Adnan Tula and Hakan Gultekin},
title={DESIGN OF A FULLY AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SPOT-WELDING LINE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2011},
pages={387-392},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003442603870392},
isbn={978-989-8425-75-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - DESIGN OF A FULLY AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SPOT-WELDING LINE
SN - 978-989-8425-75-1
AU - Selim Akturk M.
AU - Tula A.
AU - Gultekin H.
PY - 2011
SP - 387
EP - 392
DO - 10.5220/0003442603870392