Automated assembly of micro mechanical parts in a Microfactory setup

Torbjörn Gerhard Eriksson, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Asta Gegeckaite, Mogens Arentoft

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    Many micro products in use today are manufactured using semi-automatic assembly. Handling, assembly and transport of the parts are especially labour intense processes. Automation of these processes holds a large potential, especially if flexible, modular microfactories can be developed. This paper focuses on the issues that have to be taken into consideration in order to go from a semi-automatic production into an automated microfactory. The application in this study is a switch consisting of 7 parts. The development of a microfactory setup to take care of the automated assembly of the switch is described in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th internation workshop on Microfactories : IWMF 2006
    Publication date2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event5th International Workshop on Microfactories - Becanson, France
    Duration: 25 Oct 200627 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 5


    Workshop5th International Workshop on Microfactories
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