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Publikācija: Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Multi-Robot Production Lines in the Automotive Industry

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Multi-Robot Production Lines in the Automotive Industry
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Dāvis Meike
Marcello Pellicciari
Giovanni Berselli
Alberto Vergnano
Leonīds Ribickis
Keywords Industrial Robots, Energy Efficiency, Trajectory Scaling, Production Planning
Abstract This paper quantitatively reports about potential energy savings on robotic assembly lines for the automotive industry. The key aspect of the proposed approach is that both cell production rate and robot hardware limitations are considered as strict constraints, so that no plant revision is needed. The methodology relies on: a) calculation of energyoptimal trajectories, by means of time scaling, concerning the robots’ motion from the last process point to the home positions; b) reduction of the energy consumption via earlier release of the actuator brake when the robots are kept stationary. Simulation results are presented, which are based on the production timing characteristics measured on a real plant.
DOI: 10.1109/CoASE.2012.6386391
Hyperlink: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6386391 
Reference Meike, D., Pellicciari, M., Berselli, G., Vergnano, A., Ribickis, L. Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Multi-Robot Production Lines in the Automotive Industry. In: Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering: Green Automation Toward a Sustainable Society (CASE 2012), Korea Republic, Seoul, 20-24 August, 2012. Piscataway: IEEE, 2012, pp.696-701. ISBN 978-1-4673-0428-3. ISSN 2161-8070. Available from: doi:10.1109/CoASE.2012.6386391
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