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Automation of cell production system for cellular phones using dual-arm robots

  • Hyun Min DoEmail author
  • Tae-Yong Choi
  • Jin Ho Kyung
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

The demands placed on automation of cell production processes for IT products are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Dual-arm robots are drawing particular attention as a process solution because they offer flexibility and can work in a similar manner to a human operator. In this paper, we propose an automation system for cellular phone packing processes that uses two dual-arm robots. The applied robots are designed with specifications that meet the requirements of the cellular phone packing tasks. In addition, a robotic cell production system is proposed that applies a task allocation method to perform an efficient packing job for cellular phones. In particular, each task is assigned with the intention of reducing the takt time , which is the time taken to finish a single product in the production line and to avoid collisions between the two robots. Finally, we implement some of our results in a demonstration of a packing job that involves filling five unit boxes with seven kinds of accessories.

Keywords

Automation Dual-arm robots Cell production Cellular phone packing process 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing Systems Research DivisionKorea Institute of Machinery and MaterialsYuseong-guKorea

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