On strategies and solutions for automated disassembly of electronic devices

  • A. Weigl-Seitz
  • K. Hohm
  • M. Seitz
  • H. TolleEmail author


For environmental and economical reasons it is requested today to turn away from deposition and incineration of end-of-life products. This paper gives an overview of more than 10 years of research to gain re-usable, valuable modules from electronic devices by automated disassembly. Using a video camera recorder and PCs as examples, required equipment and suitable strategies are discussed and exemplified by respective experiments. The layout of an overall disassembly line including appropriate software structures is put forward. Further research necessary to evaluate the economical aspects is indicated.


Automated disassembly Robotic skills Electronic module reuse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Darmstadt University of Applied SciencesDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.ISRA Vision Systems AGDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Mannheim University of Applied SciencesMannheimGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Automatic Control, Control Theory and Robotics LaboratoryDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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