Industrial circular economy offers an opportunity for companies to act more sustainably and to produce in a more resource-efficient way. In order to close the cycle successfully, companies must be able to disassemble used parts easily and cost-effectively. New methods of automated and flexible disassembly have to be developed: The DREAMS project aims to investigate how existing assembly lines can be used to disassemble used products for circular economy.
The DREAMS project consists of two fundamental work steps: In the first step, the challenges and potentials for companies that want to use the same lines for assembly and dismantling are investigated. It will also assess the constraints and requirements for the lines. In a second step, the integrated assembly and disassembly lines will be simulated and optimized mathematically in order to be able to make statements about possible utilization and capacity utilization.
The results of the DREAMS project will be disseminated to companies so that they can use the results to make their production more resilient and sustainable.
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