Product Platform Automation for Optimal Configuration of Industrial Robot Families
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 4, 2011, 1-10 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Product platform design is a well recognized methodology to effectively increase range and variety of products and simultaneously decrease internal variety of components by utilizing modularization. The tradeoff between product performance and product family commonality has to be carefully balanced in order to for the company to meet market requirements and simultaneously obtain economy of scale. This paper presents a framework based on high fidelity analyses tools that concurrently optimize an industrial robot family as well as the common platform. The product family design problem is formally stated as a multi-objective optimization problem, which is solved using a multi-objective Genetic Algorithm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1-10 p.
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71788DiVA: diva2:453952
18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), August 15-18, Copenhagen, Denmark