Intelligent Disassembly of Electronic Equipment with a Flexible Semi-automatic Disassembly Cell
Fully or semi-automated disassembly will gain importance in the nearest future especially for electr(on)ic waste. A flexible, modular system for intelligent disassembly for this purpose is presented on the basis of „disassembly families“. As a practical application we demonstrate the concept of disassembly cells on printed circuit boards (PCB). The robots used in such systems have special features which are discussed in detail. At the disassembly cell re-usable and hazardous components on the PCB are automatically identified by a vision system and removed with the help of a robot.