Assembly Improvement with the Use of the Schmigalla Method
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Bielsko-Biala Willowa 2, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Poland
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Bielsko-Biala Willowa 2, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Poland, Willowa 2, 43-309, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Submission date: 2020-11-11
Final revision date: 2021-05-08
Acceptance date: 2021-05-10
Online publication date: 2021-06-10
One of the important issues in production is the improvement of the assembly process, which involves the assembly of the product, as well as changeover and maintenance. Improving assembly, resulting from the appropriate layout of workstations, is crucial for both employees and robots performing routine assembly operations. This article discusses improving assembly using the Schmigalla method (also known as the Bloch-Schmigalla method or the triangular method), which is one of the heuristic layout planning methods. The article analyzes the selected assembly task and characterizes the main activities and equipment, on the basis of which the proper arrangement of equipment at the assembly station was determined. Based on the numerical data, the advantages of using the Schmigalla method to improve the location of the assembly station equipment are presented.
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