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State of the Art

  • Pierre De Lit
  • Alain Delchambre

Abstract

A survey of previous work in the field of products and their assembly system design is presented and discussed in section 2.1. Section 2.2 gives a review of recent work on product family (PF) cxmodels, together with an illustrative example. As there are numbers of definitions of a PF, the state of the art on PF representations reports various definitions of a PF and of a product variant (PV). Previous studies on design for assembly (DFA) is reported in section 2.3. An extensive literature overview on assembly plan (AP) representations is presented in section 2.4. A literature survey on AP is proposed in section 2.5. A state of the art on line design and material handling equipment (MHE) selection is proposed in section 2.6.

Keywords

Assembly Line Product Family Assembly System Line Balance Assembly Planning 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre De Lit
    • 1
  • Alain Delchambre
    • 1
  1. 1.CAD/CAM DepartmentUniversité libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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