Life cycle simulation applied to a robot manipulator - An example of aging simulation of manufacturing facilities

Shozo Takata, Atsushi Yamada, Takehisa Kohda, Hajime Asama

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    Abstract

    Evaluation of the aging process of manufacturing facilities is essential for life cycle facility management, which includes such activities as design for reliability and maintainability and maintenance planning. For this purpose, we have developed a life cycle simulation system for robot manipulators. The developed system can simulate the wear of gears and bearings of joints as component deterioration and evaluate the resultant positioning error of an end-effector as functional degradation. The system is applied to assembly robots of a car parts manufacturing plant. The simulation results correspond to the failure history of the robots fairly well.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)397-x76
    JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
    Volume47
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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    Manipulators
    Life cycle
    Aging of materials
    Robots
    Bearings (structural)
    Maintainability
    End effectors
    Deterioration
    Gears
    Railroad cars
    Wear of materials
    Planning
    Degradation

    Keywords

    • Deterioration evaluation
    • Life cycle management
    • Robot manipulator

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Life cycle simulation applied to a robot manipulator - An example of aging simulation of manufacturing facilities. / Takata, Shozo; Yamada, Atsushi; Kohda, Takehisa; Asama, Hajime.

    In: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1998, p. 397-x76.

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