Proceedings Second International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (2001)
Dec. 11, 2001 to Dec. 15, 2001
R. Knoth , Austrian Soc. for Syst. Eng. & Autom., Vienna, Austria
Almost all end-of-life possibilities-upgrade, re-use, recycling of materials-require some form of disassembly. Despite the high standard of automation for the assembly of electric and electronic equipment, the standard of automation for disassembling is still very low and therefor dismantling is often done manually. The approach to automate disassembling processes of electr(on)ic equipment with disassembly cells and the development of a flexible semi-automatic disassembly cell for printed circuit boards (PCB) will be described and discussed.
recycling, assembling, intelligent control, electronic equipment manufacture
R. Knoth, M. Hoffmann, B. Kopacek and P. Kopacek, "Intelligent disassembly of electr(on)ic equipment," Proceedings Second International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing(ECODIM), Tokyo, Japan, , pp. 557-561.