Designing a graphical user interface-based expert system for vibratory bowl feeder tooling specification

La-Brooy, R, Jiang, C and Zhang, I 2009, 'Designing a graphical user interface-based expert system for vibratory bowl feeder tooling specification', in D T Pham (ed.) Proceedings of the 2009 Innovative Production Machines and Systems Conference, Cardiff, Wales, 6-17 July, 2009.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Designing a graphical user interface-based expert system for vibratory bowl feeder tooling specification
Author(s) La-Brooy, R
Jiang, C
Zhang, I
Year 2009
Conference name 2009 Innovative Production Machines and Systems Conference
Conference location Cardiff, Wales
Conference dates 6-17 July, 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2009 Innovative Production Machines and Systems Conference
Editor(s) D T Pham
Publisher Springer
Place of publication United Kingdom
Abstract The assembly of a composite product manufactured in large volume is arguably the most costly operation in the manufacturing process. Often, products are designed for functionality alone. Manufacturing costs can be reduced dramatically at the design stage if the method of assembly is considered and the design of the product modified. Previous literature focuses on assembly as the design criterion, encapsulates the process as a philosophy and ascribes the generic name "DFA" [Design for Assembly] to the procedure. The authors have devised an expert system for designing a product based on DFA. A key feature of the system is its capacity to specify details of tooling used in vibratory feeders to deliver parts at high speed, in a specific orientation to an insertion device. Details of the rules used to effect the above are highlighted in this paper.
Subjects Manufacturing Engineering not elsewhere classified
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