Case Studies in Automation Related to Humanization of Work

Case Studies in Automation Related to Humanization of Work

Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop, Enschede, Netherlands, 31 October - 4 November 1977

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: J. E. Rijnsdorp
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161525

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Case Studies in Automation Related to Humanization of Work focuses on the role of organization renewal in the humanization of work, including the effects of automation on the industries and workers. The selection first offers information on the quality of working life and work of the social effects of automation committee from Bad Boll to Enschede. Topics include factors and situations that foster or hinder diffusion of successful development in the QWL field and development of alienating work. The book also examines a comparative study in various man-machine systems; work organization with multipurpose assembly robots; and system development and human consequences in the steel industry. The text discusses man-machine interfaces in the Cony-16 integrated manufacturing system, automation of wig-welding, and mechanization of assembly lines in the automotive industry. The book also underscores an approach to the production line of automobiles by man-computer system, including stock minimization, problems of line balancing in assembly process, and production control and inventory. The publication is a dependable reference for readers wanting to study the relationship of automation and quality of work life.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Summing - Up the Workshop

    Program of the Workshop

    1. General

    Quality of Working Life: Comments on Recent Publications in English

    the Design of Work: New Approaches and New Needs

    Work of the Social Effects of Automation Committee From Bad Boll to Enschede

    2. Supervision of Processes and Systems

    Human Control Tasks: A Comparative Study in Different Man-Machine Systems

    Basic Transformations: the Key Points in the Production Process

    Jobs and VDU's, A Model Approach

    System Development and Human Consequences in the Steel Industry

    3. Numerical Control, Assembly and Robots

    Work Organization with Multi-Purpose Assembly Robots

    Man-Machine Interface in the CONY-16 Integrated Manufacturing System

    Automation and Work Organization - An Interaction for Humanization of Work

    Freeing the Operator From the Machine - As Exemplified On Assembly Lines in the Automotive Industry

    4. Other Subjects

    Automation of WIG-Welding

    Search of An Appropriate Transfer of Technology to A Developing Region within An Industrialized Country

    An Approach to the Production Line of Automobiles By Man-Computer System

    5. Late Papers

    Two Cases From the Norwegian Process Industry

    Distributed Cellular Manufacturing System

    Automation and Humanization at the Dutch Railways; Some Examples

    Mechanization/Automation and the Development of the Level of Education and Qualification of G.D.R. Employees

    the Socio-Political Responsibility of Control Engineers for the Technical Development of the Future

    6. Discussion Report

    Introductory Session

    Supervision of Automated Process

    Work Organization

    Education and Training

    Manufacturing and Robot Technology

    Automobile Assembly

    Appropriate Technology

    Summing-Up and Future

    7. List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161525

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J. E. Rijnsdorp

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