An energy model for press line tending robots
2016 (English)In: ESM'2016, the 2016 European simulation and Modelling Conference: Modelling and Simulation '2016 / [ed] José Evora-Gomez & José Juan Hernandez-Cabrera, Eurosis , 2016, 377-383 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Today most industries aim at reducing energy consumption to become sustainable and environment-friendly. The automotive industry, with mass production and large volumes, is one such example. With many robots working round the clock, there is great potential to save energy. In this climate there is a need for robot simulation models that can be used for motion and task execution optimisation and which are aimed lowering energy consumption. This paper presents an energy consumption model for 2D-belt robots for press line tending in the automotive sector. The energy model is generic for 2D-belt robots and is entirely based on component specifications (e.g., dimensions, masses, inertia). An implementation and validation against a real 2D-belt tending robot used in the automotive industry is performed and presented. The purpose and usefulness of the energy model is also demonstrated by two application cases; the investigation of potential energy reductions achieved by reducing the weight of gripper tools, and by using mechanical brakes when the robot is idle.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eurosis , 2016. 377-383 p.
Industrial robots, energy model, energy consumption, energy minimisation
Research subject Production Technology; ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10133ISBN: 978-9077381-953OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10133DiVA: diva2:1045750
30th European Simulation and Modelling Conference - ESM'2016, October 26-28, 2016, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
This work was performed at University West’s Production Technology West research centre and supported in part by Västra Götalandsregionen under the grant PROSAM+ RUN 612-0208-16.2016-11-102016-11-102017-01-13Bibliographically approved