Automatic Assist in Estimating the Production Capacity of Final Machining for Cast Iron Machine Parts

  • Robert Sika
  • Michał Rogalewicz
  • Justyna TrojanowskaEmail author
  • Łukasz Gmyrek
  • Przemysław Rauchut
  • Tomasz Kasprzyk
  • Maria L. R. Varela
  • Jose Machado
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 747)


The paper presents a new approach for production capacities balancing. It is dedicated to companies performing machining services on a variety of materials on a small scale. The method is to help balance the production capacity on the basis of a defined labor intensity structure taking into account the share of set-up times and the level of defectiveness. The designed numerical algorithms along with the user interface make it possible to characterize machine tools and orders in the production system and compare the production capabilities of the system with the demand. The paper presents the algorithm working pattern, mathematical formulae used and a sample source code. An example of a computer application allowing to estimate the production capacity for sample orders (cast iron castings) and process routes in a selected cast iron production plant are also presented.


Data acquisition Balancing production Production capacity Single unit production Cast iron casting 



The research work had the financial support of Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland, under the project 02/23/DSPB/7695.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Sika
    • 1
  • Michał Rogalewicz
    • 2
  • Justyna Trojanowska
    • 2
    Email author
  • Łukasz Gmyrek
    • 3
  • Przemysław Rauchut
    • 3
  • Tomasz Kasprzyk
    • 3
  • Maria L. R. Varela
    • 4
  • Jose Machado
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Materials TechnologyPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Chair of Management and Production EngineeringPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  3. 3.Teriel Foundry, LLC CompanyGostynPoland
  4. 4.Department of Production and Systems, School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  5. 5.Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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