Design and ergonomic analysis of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) remanufacturing workcell fixture using digital mock-up environment

Adelaide Marzano*, Parag Vichare, Patricia Munoz-Escalona

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Abstract

Traditionally, operations in recycling industry such as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) are labour intensive and time consuming due to the nature of discrete / non-standards product states. Hence, small-mid scale WEEE recycling companies require significant product state assessment, process design and technology commitment in order to bid for mass refurbishment projects. Employing digital process simulation tools (which is prevalent in automotive and aircraft manufacturing industries) will result in design of ergonomically viable workstations. This paper introduces design and ergonomic assessment for remanufacturing workcell for light weight, hull shaped free-formed components. It demonstrates that the use of digital process simulation is a valuable tool and leads pathways towards establishing better workplaces where work related disorders are frequently reported in such industries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353–358
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume78
Early online date24 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Design
  • Digital Mock-up
  • Ergonomics

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