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.
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19002 Peania - Attika