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Main Title: Addressing sustainability and flexibility in manufacturing via smart modular machine tool frames to support sustainable value creation
Author(s): Peukert, Bernd
Benecke, Stephan
Clavell, Janire
Neugebauer, Sabrina
Nissen, Nils F.
Uhlmann, Eckart
Lang, Klaus-Dieter
Finkbeiner, Matthias
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Sustainability and flexibility are crucial aspects in todays’ manufacturing processes. Within this study an innovative approach of modular machine tool frames (MMTF) equipped with micro system technology is presented that aims at enhancing flexibility of mutable production processes. This new approach extends the existing reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS). MMTF goes beyond the platform approach via minimizing the machine tool frame parts used for the building block system of manufacturing cells. The concept has been realized by integration of modularized microelectronics and actuators enabling for integrity and accuracy of the machine tool frame. In this contribution, sustainable hotspots for the production of the MMTF are identified via a tiered life cycle sustainability assessment. From these findings, new approaches are derived that provide for a reasonable usage of mechanical and electronic components in MMTF for sustainable value creation.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 14-May-2018
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): modular machine tool frames
micro system technology
Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
sustainable value creation
Journal Title: Procedia CIRP
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Volume: 29
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.181
Page Start: 514
Page End: 519
ISSN: 2212-8271
Appears in Collections:FG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineering » Publications

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