June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
24.1011.1 - 24.1011.19
PROGRAMMING A SCARA ROBOT FOR A MANUFACTURING CELL TO ASSEMBLE AND PRODUCE MEDICAL DEVICESAbstract:This paper focuses on a single cell manufacturing machine setup that can be programmedaccording to requirements to perform certain processing functions. Manufacturing cell operationdepends on parts to be assembled. The Primary target of this manufacturing cell is to glue threeparts together to produce small medical device with limited human intervention. There are threedifferent trajectory actions required to completely assemble the part. This research paper talksabout how to program a low-cost Scara robot for the manufacturing cell which performs multiplesequential operations to produce the device.First operation is to glue part “A” and part “B” together to produce a part „AB”. The secondoperation is the glue drying time of part “AB”. The third operation is to glue part “C” to part“AB”. The forth operation is to dry part “ABC”. Since there is minimum trajectory activityduring the glue drying process, a buffer of part “AB” is created to utilize that time. By utilizingthe glue drying time the buffered part “AB” gets ready for the third operation. This means that assoon as the buffer part “AB” has been dried, the robot performs its third operation that is joiningthe part “C” with the dried buffer part “AB”. Then the robot performs again its 1st and 3rdoperation sequentially. Although, a minimum robot trajectory activity is required during thefourth operation of glue drying of part “ABC, nevertheless it is a required step for the completepart assembly. In this way the process is maximizing its throughput and minimizing theproduction cycle time.For multiple part-type operation in this single-machine cell, we provide an efficient algorithmthat simultaneously optimizes the robot move and part sequencing operation. The result of thisresearch paper is promising for creating small and compact manufacturing cells.
Hossain, A., & Hossain, M. J., & Jahan, M. (2014, June), Programming a SCARA Robot for a Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--22944
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