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Investigation of a Flexible Manufacturing Scenario for Production Systems: Case study: GKN Aerospace Company
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för ingenjörsvetenskap, Avd för automationssystem.
2015 (Svenska)Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)Alternativ titel
Investigation of a Flexible Manufacturing Scenario for Production Systems : Case study: GKN Aerospace Company (Engelska)
Abstract [en]

Nowadays the globalization of the market has a direct impact to the companies. On one hand, gives them the opportunity to spread their business but on the other hand increases the competition and the efforts to succeed. This project is pursuing to investigate and design a system capable to take upon and optimize the production within functional shops by in-troducing automation. Although the system it would be a standard solution for the functional shops, a case study for GKN Aerospace Company with its specifications has been carried out. The task become trickier due to the aeronautic sector requires a lot of work and effort to produce their products. The items and materials are expensive as well as the processes and treatments thus the introduction of automation is quite complex. This case study has accom-plished a research through the concepts and options to introduce automation within this production process. Taking under consideration the costs and efforts that would demand the investment for automation, the project propose a new and innovative manufacturing system "Move & Play", suitable with the features and requirements GKN Aerospace Company may need.The system proposed has been designed regarding to features such as movability, modularity and flexibility. These features have been considered essentials in order to make the system worth it and cost effective. The job-shop approach that the company use in its production contemplate the continuous change of products and introduction of new ones. Hence, the idea is to use the "Move & Play" system when it is required along the production. As a consequence, this system will create a "local product flow" along that point in the production that will organize the rest of the production or "global flow". Moreover it is expected to apply the concept of "plug-in" the processes that the system need at each time and therefore give flexibility to the system. With that purposes, the work has studied three different designs of the "Move & Play" system. Each design have considered different aspects and disposition. These designs have been compared according with criteria such as geometrical, the capacity and investment needed and the cycle time spent. Finally a conclusion on which design is the most suitable has been stated as well as a future work to continue with the work has been proposed.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
2015. , s. 50
Nyckelord [en]
Automation, Manufacturing, Robotics, Modularity, Movability
Nationell ämneskategori
Robotteknik och automation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8274Lokalt ID: EXD960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8274DiVA, id: diva2:857388
Ämne / kurs
Robotteknik
Utbildningsprogram
Robotteknik
Handledare
Examinatorer
Tillgänglig från: 2015-09-30 Skapad: 2015-09-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2015-09-30Bibliografiskt granskad

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