In addition to the practical implementation of our technology roadmap, improving our (theoretical) knowledge base is of vital importance.
Collaboration and investigation resulted to a paper
We participated in a fruitful collaboration with the University of Technology Eindhoven.
We investigated, among other things, the added-value of different automation concepts in a high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment. This resulted in a paper that was recently accepted and published, titled: “A simulation-based approach to design and automated high-mix low-volume manufacturing system.”
Content of the paper
This paper explains the road towards a digital representation of our own manufacturing system, capable of evaluating strategic decisions. Within this research, these decisions focus on the choice for an automated manufacturing system (AMR) concept and its optimal design (i.e. buffer allocation). The research forms part of the “Advanced Manufacturing Logistics” project and we believe that initiatives like this enable us to continuously improve ourselves.
We are very pleased with the results and we try to embed them in our roadmap.
Download the paper
A) The paper is available in:
Journal of Manufacturing Systems (publisher: Elsevier)
Volume 64, July 2022
B) The paper is available on:
Link to previous posts
- Implementation of the AMR on our factory | The next step on our innovation Roadmap | AMR (Video)
- Digital Twins for AGV Throughput at KMWE |A new prespective for the Digital Twin (Article)