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A Scheduling Framework for Robotic Flexible Assembly Cells

K. Abd, K. Abhary, R. Marian

Abstract


Today’s companies develop flexible systems that are adaptable to assemble a mix of products with minimal reconfiguration. A Robotic Flexible Assembly Cell (RFAC) is an adaptable system which can assemble a variety of products using the same resources. A major limitation of Scheduling RFACs is that no prior research has documented the scheduling problem for assembly of multi-products. Hence, the objective of the present study is to layout a scheduling framework to overcome this limitation. The framework intends to propose an effective way to solve the scheduling problem through modelling, simulation and analysis of the RFACs.

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