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Optimering av produktionsflöde för hydraultankar: För en bättre och säkrare arbetsmiljö
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

”Optimizing the workflow of hydraulic reservoir tanks” is a degree project made by Jonas Olsson, student within the faculty of technology and science, during spring semester 2012. The project comprise 22,5 ECTS.

Volvo Construction Equipment, located in Arvika, was the client in this project. The mentor at Volvo CE was Åsa Barck, and the mentor at Karlstad University was Monica Jakobsson. The examiner was Fredrik Thuvander, professor at Karlstad University.

Volvo CE produces ten different kinds of wheel loaders. The main issues in this degree project were two different hydraulic reservoir tanks that Volvo CE assembles on various kinds of wheel loaders. The problem that the student faced in this project was that the hydraulic tank packaging, today are not safe enough. There is a risk that a tank may tumble over on today’s packaging when a mechanic moves the tank to the carrying structure.

Much time and effort was spent on research and observations and subsequently it appeared that the workflow at the tanks assembly station wasn’t at top. By using the knowledge that the education has given the student, the goal was to optimize the workflow and prevent potential accidents from happening.

The project resulted in a concept that contains four different parts. Stabilizing support fixtures, that strengthens the packaging. Transfer the assembly of smaller details on the bottom of the tanks to Volvo CE located in Hallsberg. Decrease the amount of non- ergonomic positions for the mechanics in Arvika by investing in lifting tables and torque wrenches. Together those different parts make a concept that solves today’s problems 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 54 p.
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14230Local ID: IDI-15OAI: diva2:539633
Subject / course
Innovation and Design Engineering, Bachelor of Science
2012-05-29, 1B 364, Karlstad, 16:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-07-17 Created: 2012-07-04 Last updated: 2012-07-17Bibliographically approved

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