Assembly Automation: Volume 39 Issue 5


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

A prioritized planning algorithm of trajectory coordination based on time windows for multiple AGVs with delay disturbance

Ruochen Tai, Jingchuan Wang, Weidong Chen

In the running of multiple automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in warehouses, delay problems in motions happen unavoidably as there might exist some disabled components of…

Tolerance–reliability analysis of mechanical assemblies for quality control based on Bayesian modeling

S. Khodaygan, A. Ghaderi

The purpose of this paper is to present a new efficient method for the tolerance–reliability analysis and quality control of complex nonlinear assemblies where explicit…

An integrated production-distribution planning with a routing problem and transportation cost discount in a supply chain

Behzad Karimi, Mahsa Ghare Hassanlu, Amir Hossein Niknamfar

The motivation behind this research refers to the significant role of integration of production-distribution plans in effective performance of supply chain networks under…

Quantifying the complexity of subassemblies in a fully automated assembly system

Yicong Gao, Chuan He, Bing Zheng, Hao Zheng, Jianrong Tan

Complexity is the main challenge for present and future manufacturers. Assembly complexity heavily affects a product’s final quality in the fully automated assembly…

A constraint programming approach to type-2 assembly line balancing problem with assignment restrictions

Mehmet Pinarbasi, Hacı Mehmet Alakas, Mustafa Yuzukirmizi

Main constraints for an assembly line balancing problem (ALBP) are cycle time/number of stations and task precedence relations. However, due to the technological and…

A genetic algorithm approach for balancing two-sided assembly lines with setups

Yilmaz Delice

This paper aims to discuss the sequence-dependent forward setup time (FST) and backward setup time (BST) consideration for the first time in two-sided assembly lines…

A novel hybrid control approach for modular automation system: a case study of sensorless interior permanent magnet in-wheel motor

Yong Li, Yanjun Huang, Xing Xu

Sensorless interior permanent magnet in-wheel motor (IPMIWM), as an exemplar of modular automation system, has attracted considerable interests in recent years. This paper…


A framework for tolerance design considering systematic and random uncertainties due to operating conditions

S. Khodaygan

The purpose of this paper is to present a novel Kriging meta-model assisted method for multi-objective optimal tolerance design of the mechanical assemblies based on the…

3D modelling of a frame assembly using deep learning and the Chu–Liu–Edmonds Algorithm

Hao Cao, Rong Mo, Neng Wan

The proposed method is to generate the 3 D model of frame assemblies based on their topological model automatedly. It was a very demanding task and there was no…

Ease of product assembly through a time-based design methodology

Anoop Desai

This paper aims to present a design methodology to enable product design for ease of assembly. It is corroborated by means of a case study. The methodology is based on…

Research on software synchronization method of real-time ethernet distributed motion control system

Zhengyu Huang, Lingyu Chen, Lianchao Zhang, Shixun Fan, Dapeng Fan

This paper aims to analyze the key factors influencing the synchronization performance of distributed motion control system and to improve the synchronization performance…

Effective design and development of hybrid ABC-CSO-based capacitor placement with load forecasting based on artificial neural network

Sarika Sharma, Smarajit Ghosh

This paper aims to develop a capacitor position in radial distribution networks with a specific end goal to enhance the voltage profile, diminish the genuine power…

Gamification of assembly planning in virtual environment

Samir Garbaya, Daniela M. Romano, Gunjeet Hattar

The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of the gamification of virtual assembly planning on the user performance, user experience and engagement.

Robust scheduling in two-stage assembly flow shop problem with random machine breakdowns: integrated meta-heuristic algorithms and simulation approach

Sahar Tadayonirad, Hany Seidgar, Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Rasoul Shafaei

In real manufacturing systems, schedules are often disrupted with uncertainty factors such as random machine breakdown, random process time, random job arrivals or job…

Particle swarm optimization-based optimal real Gabor filter for surface inspection

Hao Wu, Xiangrong Xu, Jinbao Chu, Li Duan, Paul Siebert

The traditional methods have difficulty to inspection various types of copper strips defects as inclusions, pits and delamination defects under uneven illumination…

Local-global method to predict distortion of aircraft panel caused in automated riveting process

Di Yang, Weiwei Qu, Yinglin Ke

The riveting process is a metal forming process involving complex elastic-plastic deformation, which will induce a compressive residual stress field and cause local…

Automatic press-fit assembly of small precision interference fitting parts: armature of electro-hydraulic servo valve

Xingyuan Wang, Zhifeng Lou, Xiaodong Wang, Yue Wang, Xiupeng Hao, Zhize Wang

The purpose of this paper is to design an automatic press-fit instrument to realize precision assembly and connection quality assessment of a small interference fitting…

Robotic hand-arm system for on-orbit servicing missions in Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory

Yiwei Liu, Shipeng Cui, Hong Liu, Minghe Jin, Fenglei Ni, Zhiqi Li, Chongyang Li

The purpose of this study is to develop a robotic hand–arm system for on-orbit servicing missions at the Tiangong-2 (TG-2) Space Laboratory.



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  • Prof Hong Qiao