Grouping methods for printed circuit board assembly

Oded Maimon, Avraham Shtub

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Abstract

We present exact mathematical programming formulation and a fast heuristic method for grouping a set of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). The assembly machines are configured for each group, thus saving set-up time, which is very long relative to process time. We extend previous work by allowing groups which contains common components of partial boards. An industrial case illustrates the proposed heuristic grouping method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1390
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1991

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