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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 5th internation workshop on Microfactories : IWMF 2006|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||5th International Workshop on Microfactories - Becanson, France|
Duration: 25 Oct 2006 → 27 Oct 2006
Conference number: 5
|Workshop||5th International Workshop on Microfactories|
|Period||25/10/2006 → 27/10/2006|