Flexible Automated Kitting, Transport and Assembly (FAKTA)

Project time: 2019 – 2022

Budget: 8 280 000 kronor

Knowledge is needed that can support design and control of automation in material handling systems.

FAKTA has the purpose of supporting design and control of high-performing automated material handling systems displaying a high level of flexibility. This helps Swedish industry to realise the improvement potential that automation holds. Kitting and transport are in focus, but the interfaces towards warehouse and assembly are also very important parts of the project. The project also supports economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The project consortium comprises both suppliers and users of automation solutions, as well as two academic parties. Demonstrators will be created in lab environment, functioning as arenas for experiments in which promising technologies can be evaluated in a regulated environment. The most mature technologies and system links that will be evaluated and developed in a lab environment will also be applied in pilot implementations within the companies participating in theproject. FAKTA will generate a methodology for the design of automated material handling systems thatlink sub-processes within warehouse, kitting/picking, transport, and assembly. FAKTA will alsoprovide insight into the application of new technology, including e.g. robot picking utilising vision technology. In the long term, the project will contribute to an increased utilisation of automation in materials handling systems, which will in turn enable improvements in flexibility, cost efficiency, reliability, delivery lead time, and human factors. FAKTA contributes mainly to the goals of supporting resource efficient production with a high level of competitiveness.

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