Assembly Automation: Volume 37 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

A dynamic simulator for the ergonomics evaluation of powered torque tools for human assembly

Haluk Ay, Anthony Luscher, Carolyn Sommerich

The purpose of this study is to design and develop a testing device to simulate interaction between human hand–arm dynamics, right-angle (RA) computer-controlled power…

Investigations for improving the surface finish of FDM based ABS replicas by chemical vapor smoothing process: a case study

Jaspreet Singh, Rupinder Singh, Harwinder Singh

This research work aims to make an effort to investigate the effect of fused deposition modelling (FDM) process parameters on the surface finish of acrylonitrile butadiene…

Control system designing for correcting wing–fuselage assembly deformation of a large aircraft

Qiang Fang, Weidong Chen, Anan Zhao, Changxi Deng, Shaohua Fei

In aircraft wing–fuselage assembly, the distributed multi-point support layout of positioners causes fuselage to deform under gravity load, leading to assembly difficulty…

Mixed-model multi-manned assembly line balancing problem: a mathematical model and a simulated annealing approach

Abdolreza Roshani, Farnaz Ghazi Nezami

This paper aims to study a generalized type of mixed-model assembly line with multi-manned workstations where multiple workers simultaneously perform different tasks on…

Scheduling the in-house logistics distribution for automotive assembly lines with just-in-time principles

Binghai Zhou, Tao Peng

This paper aims to investigate the just-in-time (JIT) in-house logistics problem for automotive assembly lines. A point-to-point (P2P) JIT distribution model has been…


A new method for automatic shaft-hole assembly of aircraft components

Junxia Jiang, Chen Bian, Yinglin Ke

The purpose of this paper is to design a new method to realize automatic assembly of aircraft components with large shafts such as canard and vertical tail. The assembly…

Space claim analysis for addressing maintenance of key components in complex products

Andre Diogo Moscheto, Carlos Cziulik, Simão Marcon Junior, Marcos Sulevis

The purpose of this paper is to provide a new approach involving guidelines and supporting techniques that guarantees all needed space for appropriate product maintenance.

Design methodology for a hybrid part feeding system in lean-based assembly lines

Saliha Karadayi Usta, Mehmet Kursat Oksuz, Mehmet Bulent Durmusoglu

This paper aims to propose a combined methodology to help decision makers in evaluating and selecting the most effective part feeding system.

Field oriented predictive control strategy for induction machine drives

Xin Qi, Lin Wu, Xiaomin Zhou, Xianghua Ma

This study aims to drive the induction machine system with a low switching frequency.


A convergence-guaranteed particle swarm optimization method for mobile robot global path planning

Biwei Tang, Zhu Zhanxia, Jianjun Luo

Aiming at obtaining a high-quality global path for a mobile robot which works in complex environments, a modified particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm, named…

Mathematical model of robotic assembly by means of adaptation and low-frequency vibration

Michael V. Vartanov, Leonarda V. Bojkova, Inna N. Zinina

The purpose of this paper is to define the conditions for a failsafe coupling of parts when using adaptation and low-frequency vibrations. A model enables us to determine…

Assembly line design considering line balancing and part feeding

Amir Nourmohammadi, Hamidreza Eskandari

This paper aims to optimize the configuration of assembly lines (ALs) considering the two long-term decision problems within the line balancing and part feeding (PF…



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