Interlinking in conjunction with assembly technology
In assembly technology, Human Integrated Manufacturing is an important topic when it comes to increasing efficiency. The use of robotics has become a matter of course in many industries. A good example of assembly technology is the furniture industry: for example, many companies are gradually automating several steps in order to produce a piece of furniture fully automatically. In particular, activities that are especially physically challenging for humans can be performed more easily by a computer or robot
Nevertheless, the employee still plays an important role: for example, he or she can attach the fittings in advance so that the robot can lift material up and place it on top. Nowadays, automatic screwdrivers and other tools can be operated fully automatically. Parts that are difficult to reach no longer have to be fastened by the employee, but can be mounted by means of a robot arm - this can reduce the time and effort required in the long term and thus bring about a significant increase in efficiency.
If the design of the construction changes, a robot can react immediately and adapt its activity. For example, if fittings are replaced, the system can be adjusted accordingly. Human-assisted automation in assembly technology allows assembly with maximum efficiency. Here, too, the same motion sequences can be easily replaced by a machine, for example, to fasten pieces of wood together or to transport workpieces.