Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Increased competition in the market, ever increasing demands of products and delivery of the quality product within committed dates forcing the manufacturers to involve newer and more optimized techniques in their production scheduling. This technique either involves costly Automation and Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) or the techniques forcing on elimination of unnecessary and unproductive operation (i.e., motion) during the production. In this paper, a case study at one of leading tractor manufacturing company in India for one of its production operation, i.e., assembly of Rear Axle Carrier (Transmission System) of tractor is presented using the technique of time and motion study. For this technique such as Predetermined Motion Time Study (PMTS), Method Time Measurement (MTM), various process charts are used for analysis and optimize their present methodology of assembling Rear Axle Carrier.
Index Terms—Automation, Time study and motion study, Workstation design, Ergonomics, Productivity, Assembly tasks, Rear axle carrier, Stop watch
Cite: Jayant P Giri, Kaustubh N Kalaspurkar, and Prasad A Hatwalne, "Modeling and Optimization of Assembly of Transmission System through Ergonomic Consideration: An Overview," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 204-213, April 2013.
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