Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

Каф. інжинірингу машинобудівних технологій

Machine Assembly Workshops in Mechanical Engineering


1. Educational programs for which discipline is mandatory:

# Educational stage Broad field Major Educational program Course(s) Semester(s)
1 bachelor's 13. Механічна інженерія 131. Прикладна механіка (бакалавр) 4 8

2. The course is offered as elective for all levels of higher education and all educational programs.

3. Information about the author of the course

Full name Danylchenko Larisa Mykolaivna
Academic degree PhD
Academic title Assoc. Prof.
Link to the teacher`s page on the official website of the department
Е-mail (in the domain

4. Information about the course

Study hours structure Lectures: 32
Practical classes: 16
Laboratory classes: 0

Amount of hours for individual work: 57
ECTS credits: 4,0
Teaching language english
Form of final examination exam
Link to an electronic course on the e-learning platform of the university

5. Program of discipline

Description of academic discipline, its goals, subject of study and learning outcomes

Course deals with projecting high-efficiency automated machine assembly productions based on technical retrofitting and reconstruction of operating productions and application of modern equipment and means of control at all stages of manufacturing processes.The purpose of this course is to study the foundations of projecting machine assembly workshops and departments of manufacturing enterprise, functional areas of its separate divisions, principles of their planning.
Special attention is paid to acquiring useful knowledge about the newest means of production and complete automation of manufacturing processes with using industrial robots, microcomputer techniques, integrated automated systems and lines in machine assembly workshops and departments.
Upon completion of course the student must receive the experience for practical application in production technology of general insight into the state of assembly technology, into systematic planning and realization procedures for machine assembly workshops and departments.

The place of academic discipline in the structural and logical scheme of study according to the educational program

Prerequisites. List of disciplines, or knowledge and skills, possession of which students needed (training requirements) for successful discipline assimilation

"Higher Mathematics"
"The theory of mechanisms and machines"
"Techniques of Mechanical Engineering"
"Processing Technologies"

Contents of the academic discipline

Lectures (titles/topics)

1. Types of assembly workshops & departments in mechanical engineering.
2. Machine assembly workshop’ system, components, product & waste. Choice of assembly system & methods.
3. Basic methods of assembly operations, characteristics & description.
4. Manual assembly workshops, functions & assemblers. Classification of tools used for manual assembly operation.
5. Automated assembly workshops, functions & equipment. Categories of automated (hard) assembly workshops & departments.
6. Flexible automated assembly workshops, functions & equipment.
7. Rotary assembly machine workshops: different categories and configurations.
8. Multi assembly operations per machine workshops & departments.
9. Assembly lines, components & categories. Assembly line configurations: rotary, carousel & in-line.
10. Continuous moving assembly lines, types of workstations.
11. Robotic assembly lines, components & automated system.
12. Free transfer line factors of robotic assembly workshops & departments.
13. Indexing line factors & production rates of machine assembly shops.
14. The cycle time and production rate of the flexible assembly process.
15. Unit costs & production rates of machine assembly workshops & departments.
16. Skilled labor and the life of the product in assembly operations.

Practical classes (topics)

1. Organizational forms of manual assembly. Single-point assembly.
2. Assembly lines with fexible-assembly cells, Interconnected by manual work points.
3. Extended analysis in terms of primary and secondary requirements for the total sequence of an assembly operation.
4. Modules for the automation of assembly processes. Cycled transfer equipment.
5. Planning and realization of an automated assembly system.
6. The integration of parts manufacturing processes into assembly equipment of assembly operations into parts production equipment.
7. Organizational Implementation of the assembly-extended ABC analysis.
8. Primary-secondary analysis -an aid for the determination of the economic efficiency of assembly workshops & departments.

Laboratory classes (topics)


Learning materials and resources

1. Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., Design for Assembly Software Manual, Version 8.0, - Wakefield, RI, 1998.
2. Chow W., Assembly line design methodology and applications. - CRC Press, New York, 1990.
3. Grzechca W., Assembly line, theory and practice. - InTech, Chicago, 2011.
4. Lambert A.JD., Gupta S.M., Disassembly modeling for assembly, maintenance, reuse, and recycling. - CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2005.
5. Laperriere L., Maraghy, H.A., Planning of Products Assembly and Disassembly. - Annals of CIRP, 1992.
6. Lotter B., Manufacturing Assembly Handbook, Butterworths, 2013. - 395 p.
7. Prenting T.O., Thomopoulos N.T., Humanism and technology in assembly line systems. Spartan-Hayden, - New Jersey, 2004.
8. Rosario, L. Automatic Geometric Part Feature Calculation for Design for Assembly Analysis, Ph.D. - Thesis, University of Rhode Island, Kingston 1998.
9. Tapadia, R.J., The Use of Feature Information to Generate Assembly Handling Part Codes, M.S. Thesis Arizona State University, - Tenpe, AZ., 2009.

6. Policies and assessment process of the academic discipline

Assessment methods and rating system of learning results assessment

Students' knowledge is assessed on a 100-point scale, which is translated into a national scale ("еxcellent", "good", "satisfactory", "unsatisfactory") and the scale of the European credit transfer system (ECTS - A, B, C, D, E, FX, F) in accordance with the main criteria and indicators of the level of knowledge, identified by students as a result of written and oral tasks, defense of reports on practical work, as well as final control in the form of credit provided that the student passes all stages of current control, passing modules in the form of testing and questioning from the list of exam.

Table of assessment scores:

Assessment scale
(100 points)
(4 points)
90-100 Excellent А
82-89 Good B
75-81 C
67-74 Fair D
60-66 E
35-59 Poor FX
1-34 F
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