Title

Application of Linear Assignment Model for Planning of Robotic Printed Circuit Board Assembly

Abstract

A planning method is presented for achieving shorter working-in-process and thus better productivity of printed circuit board assembly. This method finds the optimal sequence of component placement (and insertion) and near-optimal arrangement of feeders. For placement of components on a printed circuit board with a set of given feeder locations, the sequencing problem is shown to be equivalent to, and therefore solvable as, a linear assignment problem, which involves assigning n components to m feeders with the objective to minimize the total assembly time. A heuristic approach based on a linear assignment model is employed for arrangement of feeders. An example is provided to illustrate the solution generated by the proposed method.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Robotics; Printed Circuit Board Assemblies; Manufacturing; Printed Circuit Boards

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1992 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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