Enhanced Agility for Assembly Tasks via Self-Sufficient Mobile Working Stations

Pichler, R. (Speaker), Strametz, D. (Contributor), Martin Höffernig (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Description

This paper introduces the standardized design and the use
of self-sufficient Mobile Working Stations (MWS) for
meeting upcoming requirements in providing agility for
wide range assembly tasks. It describes how the physical
equipment of an assembly line can be prepared for being
fit for processing highly customized or even fairly new
products outside the existing production portfolio in a
very short time. Herein all relevant mechanical,
informational and safety related aspects for a new setup
have to be obtained. This includes a maximum in
functionality and universality of the single MWS and the
environment of the factory as a whole as well as the use
of a Real Time Locating System (RTLS) for providing
the always up to date positions of the assembly units and
other moving elements in such an agile factory. The
paper closes with an outlook to ongoing related research
topics.
Period24 Nov 2020
Event title2nd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing: ISM 2020
Event typeConference
LocationVirtual, Online, Austria
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production