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Generation of control sequences for a pilot-disassembly system
Author(s): Guenther Seliger; Hyung-Ju Kim; Thomas Keil
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Paper Abstract

Closing the product and material cycles has emerged as a paradigm for industry in the 21st century. Disassembly plays a key role in a life cycle economy since it enables the recovery of resources. A partly automated disassembly system should adapt to a large variety of products and different degrees of devaluation. Also the amounts of products to be disassembled can vary strongly. To cope with these demands an approach to generate on-line disassembly control sequences will be presented. In order to react on these demands the technological feasibility is considered within a procedure for the generation of disassembly control sequences. Procedures are designed to find available and technologically feasible disassembly processes. The control system is formed by modularised and parameterised control units in the cell level within the entire control architecture. In the first development stage product and process analyses at the sample product washing machine were executed. Furthermore a generalized disassembly process was defined. Afterwards these processes were structured in primary and secondary functions. In the second stage the disassembly control at the technological level was investigated. Factors were the availability of the disassembly tools and the technological feasibility of the disassembly processes within the disassembly system. Technical alternative disassembly processes are determined as a result of availability of the tools and technological feasibility of processes. The fourth phase was the concept for the generation of the disassembly control sequences. The approach will be proved in a prototypical disassembly system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4569, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II, (11 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455267
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Guenther Seliger, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hyung-Ju Kim, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Thomas Keil, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4569:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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