NEW INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO EXISTING DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY (DFA) METHODOLOGIES: APPLICATION ON ELEVATOR COMPONENTS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Cabello Ulloa, Mario Javier; Remirez Jauregui, Adrian; Zulaika Munain, Izaro; Areitioaurtena Oiartzun, Maialen; Retolaza Ojanguren, Iban; Campos Insunza, Mikel Alberto; Martínez Noguera, Félix
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0381
This paper presents an integrative approach to the design for assembly (DfA) methodologies, adapting these to the particularities of the elevation industry. A friendly design tool in form of software has been developed implementing the proposed approach and methodology. A study case for an elevator counterweight design has been presented to show and test the advantages of the new approach and developed tool. Improvements of approximately 7.9 percentage points in the assembly effort of the elevator counterweight have been obtained following the proposed approach.
Keywords: design for x (DfX), design methodology, design tools, elevator counterweight, DfA