Weld reallocation in an automotive robotic line due to robots' failures

Tomer Kahan*, Yossi Bukchin, Roland Menassa, Irad Ben-Gal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Modern manufacturers face challenged tasks in bringing a complex manufacturing environment into high performance. In this paper the considered challenge is to develop a weld re-allocation strategy in case of robot failures, while minimizing the influence on the throughput rate. This problem is common in automobile robotic assembly lines, and inspite of the large body of literature dealing with related problems, it has not been explicitly addressed previously. A Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) model is formulated for two different cases and a demonstrative example is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM 2006, and Associated Industrial Meetings
Subtitle of host publicationEMM'2006, BPM'2006, JT'2006
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661043
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


  • Algorithms
  • Assembly
  • Automotive
  • Optimisation
  • Robotics


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