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Abstract

In this paper, the authors propose a basic design of a flexible work cell with a parallel organization, destined for the spot welding of AAV carcasses. The cell is serviced by three industrial TTR robots that perform spot welding operations on the carcasses flowing on the conveyor belt to each of the robots performing this operation. This paper presents economic issues on the value of the robots comprised by the system, the calculus of the entire FWC value, the determination of the FWC static configuration, and evaluates the overall profitability of the cell using elements pertaining to the mathematical game theory and the graph theory, as well. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)