How to Generate Assembly Instructions with Robotic Process Automation

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Authors: Frederic MeyerSven HinrichsenOliver Niggemann

Abstract: With the trend towards shorter product lifecycles, smaller batch sizes, and more product variants, the complexity of manual assembly activities is increasing. To support employees in carrying out complex assembly tasks, the use of assembly instructions is indispensable to ensure high process capability and work productivity. However, the creation of assembly instructions is often time-consuming. Thus, the use of automation approaches can be a way to simplify the creation of assembly instructions. Therefore, this paper introduces a promising automation concept for applying robotic process automation (RPA) to generate assembly instructions automatically. Finally, the automation concept is demonstrated in a practical use case that illustrates the associated automation potential of RPA.

Keywords: Assembly Instruction, Manual Assembly, Robotic Process Automation

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1004070

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