This article presents a study on assembly automation in small subcontracting enterprises. In this scenario the evaluated production volumes of each product limit the competitiveness of flexible assembly systems. At the same time the uncertainty of the economic life of the product causes high risk factors in the use of assembly transfer lines. The proposed solution is characterized by the employment of an asynchronous line with single‐purpose automatic stations and manual stations.
Pelagagge, P.M., Cardarelli, G. and Palumbo, M. (1992), "ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION IN SMALL ENTERPRISES: THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY", Assembly Automation, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 17-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb004367
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