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1. (WO2017032446) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMISING AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY AUTOMATED INSTALLATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032446    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/001367
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 11 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G05B 19/418
B25J 9/16
Applicants: KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH
Inventors: CARSTENS, Arne
PAUKNER, Matthias
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMISING AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY AUTOMATED INSTALLATION
Abstract:
A method for optimising the flow of an automated installation having multiple workstations (5, 7) and multiple robots (1, 2) that cooperate to machine workpieces (3, 8), wherein the waiting time (t Ri, t R2 ) of the actuatable apparatus of the installation in a waiting step (PI, P7) of a process cycle, the fill level (λ) of a memory of the installation and/or the load factor (κ) of the installation are ascertained and this is taken as a basis for, possibly a control system, adaptively altering the speed and/or acceleration, prescribed for a subsequent process cycle, of an actuatable apparatus, of a robot (1, 2) or of a workstation (5, 7). This allows apparatuses to be individually optimised and the throughput of the installation to be increased.