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A GA-based solution approach for balancing printed circuit board assembly lines

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dc.contributor.author Kulak, O.
dc.contributor.author Yilmaz, I.O.
dc.contributor.author Günther, H.-O.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:16:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:16:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 0171-6468
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/11499/7145
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s00291-007-0101-8
dc.description.abstract Printed circuit board (PCB) assembly lines consist of a number of different machines for mounting electronic components onto PCBs. While high-speed placement machines are employed to assemble standard components, so-called fine-pitch placement machines are used to mount complex electronic components with high precision and by use of specific nozzles. In this paper, we investigate a typical mass production environment where a single type of PCB is assembled in a line comprising high-speed as well as high-precision placement machines. The PCB assembly line balancing problem consists of assigning component feeders, each holding a specific electronic component type, and the corresponding placement operations to machines in the line so as to minimize the assembly cycle time. To solve this problem, a two-stage solution procedure based on genetic algorithm (GA) is proposed. In the first stage, component feeders are assigned to the placement machines with the objective of balancing the workload within the assembly line. A number of candidate solutions are then transmitted to the second stage, where specific machine optimization algorithms are applied to determine the feeder-slot assignment in the component magazine of the machines and the placement sequence of the various components. As a result, fine-tuned placement operation times are achieved which reflect the individual operation mode and the actual component setup of the placement machines. Finally, from the candidate solutions the one which minimizes the actual PCB assembly time is selected. © 2007 Springer-Verlag. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof OR Spectrum en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess en_US
dc.subject Genetic algorithm en_US
dc.subject Line balancing en_US
dc.subject Printed circuit board assembly en_US
dc.title A GA-based solution approach for balancing printed circuit board assembly lines en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 30 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 3 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 469
dc.identifier.startpage 469 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 491 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00291-007-0101-8
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-43449094683 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000255754000005 en_US

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