RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

An Analytical Model Predicting Fixed Index Assembly Machine Performance

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W. B. Heginbotham, G. E. Rippon

Department of Production Engineering and Production Management, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England

J. Eng. Ind 94(2), 419-424 (May 01, 1972) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428171 History: Received June 07, 1971; Online July 15, 2010


A simplified method of analyzing the performance of fixed index assembly machines using the matrix operator technique is described. This method can be used widely for exploring the effects of operating methods for assembly machines, and an example is quoted where each workhead has a different reliability. By using a digital computer, an exact mathematical model can be built which will enable studies to be made about machine performance when all the head parameters and method of operation are different for each individual head.

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