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Integration of a collaborative robot in a U-shaped production line: a real case study

Author
Gil, F.; Sunyer, A.; Yagüe-Fabra, J.; Crespo, C.; Serrano, H.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Procedia manufacturing
Date of publication
2017-10-05
Volume
13
First page
109
Last page
115
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.09.015 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/109242 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978917306479?via%3Dihub Open in new window
Abstract
In lean production environments, such as the U-shaped cells, flexibility is a priority. Therefore, any element that introduces process stiffness is negatively valued. Former studies establish that robotization of tasks in U-shaped cells presents some drawbacks. For instance: it may complicate continuous improvement, prolong changeover time, use a large space or create safety problems for the operators. However, the collaborative robots (CoBots) may change this situation, since they overcome most...
Citation
Gil, F., Suñe, A., Yagüe-Fabra, J., Crespo, C., Serrano, H. Integration of a collaborative robot in a U-shaped production line: a real case study. "Procedia Manufacturing", 5 Octubre 2017, vol. 13, p. 109-7.
Keywords
Collaborative robot, Lean manufacturing, U-shaped production line
Group of research
GRDU -

Participants

  • Gil Vilda, Francisco  (author)
  • Suñe Torrents, Albert  (author)
  • Yagüe-Fabra, José Antonio  (author)
  • Crespo, Carlos  (author)
  • Serrano, Herve  (author)

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