Adaptive Assembly Approach for E-Axles
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Achieving high quality, high variety batch size production can be quite expensive. In this vision article, the methodology of achieving this at low costs and the available technologies in the field of e-mobility production are described. The focus of this research lies in high adaptive and cognitive aspects in the assembly along with qualitative aspects. To match the high flexibility of a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) while considering quantitative efforts, a use case of an e-axle assembly is being done. E-axle is chosen due to the ongoing electrification of mobility. Hence, a solution for implementing a set of methodologies for an adaptive manufacturing system with respect to assembly, quality and implementation efforts is shown. A LoPA (Level of Practical Application) matrix is presented of all the possible adaptive technologies that are feasible to implement in the e-assembly line.
KeywordsE-mobility Cognitive production High variety batch production Level of Practical Application (LoPA) Qualitative analysis
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support from Pro2Future GmbH. Pro2Future is funded as part of the Austrian COMET Program – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies – under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, and the Provinces of Upper Austria and Styria. COMET is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.
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