Automatic detection of subassemblies for disassembly sequence planning

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Information Engineering
  • Wuhan University of Technology

Abstract

Disassembly, the first process in remanufacturing, is labour-intensive due to the conditions of end-of-life products returned for remanufacture. Robotic disassembly is an attractive alternative to manual disassembly but robotic systems cannot plan disassembly sequences automatically and manual planning is still required. Several planning methods have been proposed to take away removable components sequentially. However, those methods do not work when it is required to break an assembly into subassemblies. This paper proposes a method for automatic detection of subassemblies. The approach starts with using an assembly matrix and simple logic gates to generate a contact matrix and a relation matrix. The paper details new algorithms used to detect subassemblies through manipulating the two matrices.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICINCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
EditorsKurosh Madani, Oleg Gusikhin
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jul 201831 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameICINCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
Volume1

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2018
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period29/07/1831/07/18

Keywords

  • Disassembly Planning, Dismantling, Remanufacturing, Robotic Disassembly