Discrete Optimum Assembly Methods for Automated Workcells

  • Kenneth H. Means
  • Jie Jiang
Conference paper


The assembly of components is a fundamental part of most manufactured products. Where high volume production is required or where the components are numerous the order of component assembly becomes important in reducing the assembly time. This is true for both manual and automated assembly schemes. The optimum assembly sequence of a group of components to minimize assembly time is the goal of this study. In the 1990’s, automated assembly workcells will become prevelant in the manufacturing area. These workcells must be programmed efficiently to minimize the assembly time and reduce production costs.


Print Circuit Board Assembly Time Assembly System Robot Motion Assembly Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth H. Means
    • 1
  • Jie Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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