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Self-optimizing assembly of laser systems

: Loosen, Peter; Schmitt, Robert; Brecher, Christian; Müller, Rainer; Funck, Max; Gatej, Alexander; Morasch, Valentin; Pavim, Alberto; Pyschny, Nicolas

Preprint urn:nbn:de:0011-n-1718631 (630 KByte PDF)
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Production Engineering. Research and development 5 (2011), Nr.4, S.443-451
ISSN: 0944-6524
ISSN: 1863-7353
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ILT ()
Fraunhofer IPT ()
laser assembly; self-optimization; multi-agent systems

Laser assembly can be a tedious task if performed manually. Especially if miniaturization of the laser is desired, robot-based assembly can greatly improve quality, performance and throughput, while self-optimization is regarded as a strategy to reduce planning efforts and increase the robustness of the assembly. An automated laser assembly system has been developed together with a concept to increase the autonomy through a multi-agent system control structure. The multi-agent system allows assembly steps like sequence planning, measurement of components and deviations, selection of components, soldering elements onto a carrier plate and active resonator alignment to be handled by the system itself and enables the assembly system to uniquely plan every laser system and execute its assembly within a flexible robot-based assembly cell.