- Gulati, Navneet and Garg, Devendra P., Component assemblies in a flexible work-cell via intelligent control,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC, vol. 72 no. 2
pp. 1235 - 1242 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
The requirement to quickly change a product, the need to deliver high quality component, and a desire to reduce manufacturing related costs has led to the development of flexible work-cells. Integration of different sensors along with the careful selection/design of fixtures can add to the flexibility of a work-cell. Furthermore, an effective control of hardware in a flexible work-cell can increase the efficiency of a work-cell. This can be achieved by using available software (such as MATLAB, C++) to integrate the hardware for programming. This technique also leads to the control of a work-cell that is both real time and user-friendly. The strategy is demonstrated with the help of an example where two different types of assemblies were carried out in the same setup of a flexible work-cell.
Flexible manufacturing systems;Sensor data fusion;Computer programming languages;Robotic arms;Investments;Local area networks;Factory automation;Kinematics;Assembly;Quality control;Computer simulation;