THE SELECTION OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS FOR MILITARY INDUSTRY USING AHP METHOD: A CASE STUDY
Given the multitude of industrial robots manufacturing companies, the complex structural configuration and the automation degree, the selection of industrial robots in order to carry out specific task, is becoming more and more difficult. In this research paper, the AHP method was applied to select the most favorable configuration of an industrial robot that must perform the technological process of ARC welding of the tracked mini-robots housing, used in military applications. For this purpose, several industrial robots manufacturing companies that are producing industrial robots with different technical specifications were taken into consideration. The study highlights the usefulness in applying decision-making methods in automated technological processes, in order to facilitate and simplify the selection process of the industrial robot, to obtain the best version of industrial robot, from a set of alternatives that carry out one or more specific tasks.
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