With a greater demand for waste reduction, the need to remanufacture products has increased and the industry is beginning to move to disassembly automation in the same way that assembly had previously. This research investigates the use of active adjustments and compliance to improve the efficiency of the disassembly of products where one component is fixed into another component through a slot or channel. The aim is to cater for uncertainties in the relative positioning of the components, thus minimising damage and enabling fast separation. Several strategies were employed to identify the most effective method of separation. Experiments reveal that adjusting the position proportionally to the forces measured could provide good results. It was found that using an oscillating motion path rather than a linear motion as a part of an active adjustment and compliance strategy can greatly reduce resistance forces.
|Title of host publication||Industry 4.0 - Shaping The Future of The Digital World - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2019|
|Editors||Paulo Jorge da Silva Bartolo, Fernando Moreira da Silva, Shaden Jaradat, Helena Bartolo|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2019 - Manchester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 9 Apr 2019 → 11 Apr 2019
|Name||Industry 4.0 - Shaping The Future of The Digital World - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2019|
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing, S2M 2019|
|Period||9/04/19 → 11/04/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the EPSRC (Grant No. EP/N018524/1).
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence