International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 14, P4579-4593 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1521026 View full text
Chu A. My, Chi Hieu Le, Michael Packianather, Erik L.J. Bohez

Abstract: Manual handling of hot and heavy workpiece in forging press industry increases the process time and causes safety risks to workers. To increase the productivity and optimize the use of manpower, manipulators are needed to be designed for supporting the workers handling the workpiece. Designing robots for such applications is challenging since the robot suffers from a heavy payload at the arm tip, and it operates at a high speed in a large workspace. This research addresses the design and implementation of a no…

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