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Automatized disassembly of electrical industrial motors
Author(s): Bjoern Karlsson; Erwin Fugger
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Paper Abstract

Since February 1996 a large-scale European project called REMPRODUSE-Cu has been in progress. Its main objective is to provide a comprehensive approach to overcome the problems found when electromechanical systems reach the end of their useful life. How these problems could be overcome by a smarter recycling system and a smarter product design is in this project exemplified for electric motors. Today small electric motors when worn out are put in a shredder, due to problems with the disassembly. To be able to perform the disassembly in a proper way measurement and sensing as well as industrial robots will play an important part. In this paper a robotized work station for end-of-life treatment of industrial motors is presented. There are two main steps in the work. The first step is an inspection where the functionality of the motor is checked and the second step is robotized automatic disassembly for motors that can not be reused. This paper deals mainly with the second step. The robotized disassembly station consists of two industrial robots with appliances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3517, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing, (9 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326936
Show Author Affiliations
Bjoern Karlsson, Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden)
Erwin Fugger, Austrian Research Ctr. Seibersdorf (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3517:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; San Murugesan, Editor(s)

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