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Reconfigurable and transportable container-integrated production system

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posted on 05.03.2018, 10:17 by Raphael Adamietz, Tim Giesen, Pablo Mayer, Andrew JohnsonAndrew Johnson, Richard BibbRichard Bibb, Christian Seifarth
In this paper, the concept and the prototype realization of a novel reconfigurable small-footprint manufacturing system in a transportable container is presented. The containerized format enables transportation of the system to provide on-site manufacturing, enabling the benefits of localized service delivery without duplication of equipment at multiple locations. Three industrial product use cases with varying manufacturing and performance requirements were analyzed. All of the use cases demanded highly customized products with high quality in low production volumes. Based on their requirements, a general system specification was derived and used to develop a concept for the container-integrated factory. A reconfigurable, modular manufacturing system is integral to the overall container concept. Production equipment was integrated in the form of interchangeable process modules, which can be quickly connected by standard utility supply and control interfaces. A modular and self-configuring control system provides assisted production workflow programming, while a modular process chain combining Additive Manufacturing, milling, precision assembly and cleaning processes has been developed. A prototype of the container-integrated factory with reconfigurable process modules and control system has been established, with full functionality and feasibility of the system demonstrated.

Funding

The research leading to these results was performed within the CassaMobile project, which received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement 609146.

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Published in

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Volume

53

Pages

1-20

Citation

ADAMIETZ, R. ... et al, 2018. Reconfigurable and transportable container-integrated production system. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 53, pp.1-20.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

20/02/2018

Publication date

2018-03-10

Copyright date

2018

Notes

This paper was published in the journal Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2018.02.008.

ISSN

0736-5845

Language

en

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