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Integrated Design and Evaluation of Assembly Lines within CIM

Objective

The objective of this project is to develop a graphics-based interactive software toolkit for the design and evaluation of manual and partially automated assembly workstations with particular attention to economic and ergonomic aspects. The particular application area addressed is the assembly of electromechanical and electronic components.

The work focuses on:

- ergonomic and human factors
- manufacturing environments in the IT industry
- optimising assembly processes and cost estimation
- interfacing with existing automated systems and machines
- related design and test activities
- integration with various information technologies.

The software architecture will consist of a set of tools and interface facilities built around a core containing basic processes such as graphics, a development language, a technical database, and operating system facilities. The workplace tools envisaged include data management, rules entry, diagnostic processes, component library, layout drawing, cost evaluation and user layer. Interface facilities will be provided to production planning systems, technical databases, and computer-aided design and manufacturing time-measurement systems.
The software tools will be evaluated in test-bed facilities at two of the partners' sites.

Coordinator

Allgemeine Elektrizitäts Gesellschaft AG (AEG)
Address
Theodor-stern-kai 1
60596 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

Participants (5)

DELTA INDUSTRIE INFORMATIK
Germany
Address
Benzstraße 12
71332 Waiblingen
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
INTRACOM SA-HELLENIC TELECOM.& ELECTR.INDUSTRY
Greece
Address
19.5 Km Markopoulou Avenue, 68, 68
19002 Peania - Attika
Intrasoft
Greece
Address
Adrianiou Street 2
11525 Athenes
Sema Group SA
France
Address
16-20 Rue Barbes
92126 Montrouge