Disassembly planning strategies for automatic material removal

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Abstract

Nowadays, the material disassembly is an important issue for the industry. This paper presents an algorithm to sequence the task to be performed in the disassembly of a specific material from a product or to separate all the materials of a product. It uses a hierarchical model of the product that was used previously in the computation of the sequence to disassemble a component, although it tries to separate the materials, keeping the damage to the components as minimum as possible. The algorithm is tested with the disassembly of toys.

Keywords

Disassembly Recycling Task planning Hierarchical model Green manufacturing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal TheoryUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Industrial Systems Engineering DepartmentMiguel Hernandez UniversityElcheSpain

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