Periphery evaluation for interlinked manufacturing systems in industrial tooling
Contemporarily, the tool and die industry is facing major challenges. The global market competition and increasing cost pressure affects even solid companies. Consequently, automation approaches, like interlinked manufacturing systems, require new consideration within tooling. These complex systems imply individual constraints with specific design criteria, depending on the companys individual product range. Using the resource evaluation of interlinked manufacturing systems, strengths and weaknesses can be deducted. Hereby it is crucial to consider the machines periphery, like clamping systems, magazines or cleaning devices. This paper provides a structured evaluation approach and technological performance index calculation for the periphery of interlinked manufacturing systems.