Upscaling of Collaborative Disassembly Lines for Mobile Phones – Economic and Environmental Considerations

  • Rainer PammingerEmail author
  • Sebastian Glaser
  • Roland Ambrosch
  • Mario Genner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


To enable advanced mobile phone recycling and circular economy strategies like reuse of mobile phone components, a modular collaborative disassembly machinery demonstrator has been developed. The demonstrator consists of flexible usable dismantling modules, a collaborative robot and a human workspace. The remaining challenge is to scale the demonstrator from the prototype level up to line variants in series applications. This is achieved through simulation of different scenarios where cycle time, workload, economic - as well as environmental aspects are determined. The objective of the study is to define a virtualise disassembly line with blocks and algorithms in order to perform a simulation of different line variants and disassembly scenarios. With this quick evaluation next to the consideration of technical aspects, economic and environmental implications are simulated.


Upscaling Simulation Modular Collaborative Economic Circular environmental considerations 



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 680604.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Pamminger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sebastian Glaser
    • 1
  • Roland Ambrosch
    • 2
  • Mario Genner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering Design and Product DevelopmentVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.CDP Center for Digital Production GmbHViennaAustria

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