Automatic Dismantling Challenges in the Structural Design of LCD TVs
2014 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 15, 251-256 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Many liquid crystal display television sets (LCD TVs) end up in the waste stream today. The combination of hazardous materials such as mercury and liquid crystal, and the labor-intensive disassembly of LCD TVs, make the recycling process interesting to automate. However, since there are so many manufacturers the variation of LCD TVs is high, making automation a challenge. Todays most common automatic process utilizes shredders, resulting in degradation of recycled material and possible decontamination of machine equipment. This paper aims to investigate the challenges related to the structural design of LCD TVs for an automatic dismantling process for the recycling of LCD TVs. The challenges identified during the empirical study were related to the mixture of materials, inhomogeneous materials, thin design, separation of the different components and finding a suitable dismantling sequence without unnecessary removal of components.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 15, 251-256 p.
structural design; dismantling; liquid crystal display television sets; mercury; liquid crystal; automatic dismantling
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113071DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.06.058ISI: 000345432400043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113071DiVA: diva2:778244
21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (CIRP LCE), Trondheim, Norway, June 18-20, 2014