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A computer-based design system for lightweight grippers in the automotive industry

Petersson, Håkan LU ; Motte, Damien LU ; Eriksson, Martin LU and Bjärnemo, Robert LU (2012) International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - IMECE'12 In Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - IMECE2012 3 - Part A. p.169-179
Abstract
This paper presents the development as well as the architecture of a computer-aided dedicated fixture design system intended to support the design of lightweight (carbon fiber composite) grippers for a major truck company. Lightweight grippers were required due to the increasing production rates in the automotive industry. The current robotic equipment was facing diverse problems during transportation and aligning of the parts, problems related to mass inertia, accuracy and stability. Moreover, the increased demands for truck customization and fast release of new product versions required a computer-based support for the design of the appropriate fixtures.

This application is believed to be of interest for fixture research because... (More)
This paper presents the development as well as the architecture of a computer-aided dedicated fixture design system intended to support the design of lightweight (carbon fiber composite) grippers for a major truck company. Lightweight grippers were required due to the increasing production rates in the automotive industry. The current robotic equipment was facing diverse problems during transportation and aligning of the parts, problems related to mass inertia, accuracy and stability. Moreover, the increased demands for truck customization and fast release of new product versions required a computer-based support for the design of the appropriate fixtures.

This application is believed to be of interest for fixture research because the design of such complex fixtures is likely to appear more and more often. Specifically, such fixtures are subject to specific requirements that necessitate a systematic requirement elicitation method; they also require extensive conceptual design work as well as careful analysis activity planning.

The main steps requisite for the development of the design system are reported: setup planning, fixture planning, conceptual design of the gripper. The architecture, the process and the constituent elements of the design system are also described and illustrated. (Less)
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grippers, design analysis, KBE, machine design, maskinkonstruktion
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Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - IMECE2012
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3 - Part A
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11 pages
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American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - IMECE'12
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978-0-7918-4519-6
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10.1115/IMECE2012-88067
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper presents the development as well as the architecture of a computer-aided dedicated fixture design system intended to support the design of lightweight (carbon fiber composite) grippers for a major truck company. Lightweight grippers were required due to the increasing production rates in the automotive industry. The current robotic equipment was facing diverse problems during transportation and aligning of the parts, problems related to mass inertia, accuracy and stability. Moreover, the increased demands for truck customization and fast release of new product versions required a computer-based support for the design of the appropriate fixtures.<br/><br>
This application is believed to be of interest for fixture research because the design of such complex fixtures is likely to appear more and more often. Specifically, such fixtures are subject to specific requirements that necessitate a systematic requirement elicitation method; they also require extensive conceptual design work as well as careful analysis activity planning.<br/><br>
The main steps requisite for the development of the design system are reported: setup planning, fixture planning, conceptual design of the gripper. The architecture, the process and the constituent elements of the design system are also described and illustrated.},
  author       = {Petersson, Håkan and Motte, Damien and Eriksson, Martin and Bjärnemo, Robert},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - IMECE2012},
  isbn         = {978-0-7918-4519-6},
  keyword      = {grippers,design analysis,KBE,machine design,maskinkonstruktion},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {169--179},
  publisher    = {American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)},
  title        = {A computer-based design system for lightweight grippers in the automotive industry},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-88067},
  volume       = {3 - Part A},
  year         = {2012},
}