Optimizing the efficiency of straight and u-shaped robotic assembly line

Janardhanan Mukund Nilakantan, Sivalinga Govinda Ponnambalam

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    In an industrial production line, efficiency is considered to be a crucial factor. Efficient production line results in increased production and efficient utilization of all available resources. This research describes a type of robotic assembly line balancing problem, in which the assembly tasks are to be allocated to workstations, and each workstation needs to be allotted with a robot which performs these tasks in minimum time with an objective of maximizing line efficiency, Smoothness Index and cycle time are calculated for the efficient assembly line. In this paper, a differential evolution approach is proposed to solve straight and U- shaped robotic assembly line. Performance of the algorithm is tested on the benchmark datasets for both the problems and the results are reported.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing: 5th International Conference, SEMCCO 2014
    EditorsBijaya Ketan Panigrahi, Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan, Swagatam Das
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Pages582 - 595
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9783319202938
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing (SEMCCO) 2014 - e Institute of Technical Education and Research, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, India
    Duration: 18 Dec 201420 Dec 2014
    Conference number: 5th


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing (SEMCCO) 2014
    Abbreviated titleSEMCCO 2014
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